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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


Ask The Grief Experts

At six weeks after the death of your spouse, we wouldn't consider your feelings of sadness to be self-absorption. (Published 10/2/2012)

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My husband died 6 weeks ago after an illness of 2 months (cancer) at the age of 59. I am trying to figure out what to do with myself, to get me away from myself and absorbed in helping others who may or may not be in a similar circumstance, but are having some very trying times.

Grief comes in many forms. My constant absorption with myself and my feelings of sadness have become very tiresome and depressing. I am an artist and financially independent. Any ideas at this point would be appreciated. Thank you.


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