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John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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Keeping Busy doesn't heal your broken heart! (Published 9/17/2013)

Q:

I am a Christian, but have lost a lot it seems. I'm not sure what to do anymore. After 15 years of marriage, my husband committed suicide. That was 12 years ago and I never re-married. My dad  died some time ago and my mom in 2007. Now, my best friend, two weeks ago. I have two wonderful daughters. I’m only 48 but I feel very lost. I work hard and try staying busy, but at the end of the day, mostly cry my self to sleep. I feel tired of hurting and not sure—besides praying every few minutes—how to find happiness.


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