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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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When your heart is broken your head doesn't work right and your spirit can't soar. (Published 8/26/2014)


I lost my son 10 yrs. ago to Lymphoma. I have become very bitter and withdrawn. I can't find anything to occupy my time and nothing interests me. I can't seem to pull myself up out of this slump. He was our only child and I worshiped the ground he walked on—he was my world. When he died, I felt that our Pastor deserted us, so we had no spiritual counseling. I regret we didn't seek counseling elsewhere. Maybe if we did, I wouldn't be so bitter. Is it too late to seek counseling, or would it help since it's been 10 years?

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