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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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Since the nature of marriage is very different from relationships between parents and children, the emotional intensity is differently powerful. (Published 7/8/2014)


Last year, my mother, my father, and my wife died two months of each other. I miss them all so much, but it seems like I can deal with the deaths of my mom and dad so much better than I can with the death of my wife. I cry every day over my wife. Is this normal? I have been trying to find an answer why, but I come up with nothing. Don't get me wrong I love my mom and dad a lot, but there’s something different about my wife that I can't figure out. I hope you can give me an answer so I can pass it on to my family members that haven't gone through what I have. Thank You

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