Dixie Allison Duke
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bluebird commented on Dixie Allison Duke's blog post Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity
"That sounds like a good idea, looking for a therapist who specializes in grief. I hope you are able to find someone who is the right fit, and who can really help you."
Apr 6
Dixie Allison Duke commented on Dixie Allison Duke's blog post Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity
"Yes, thank you. I have gone back to counseling as of several moths ago, and am working through a lot of this stuff. The only thing about my counselor is she is not trained or specializes in grief specifically. While therapy is good, I am now looking…"
Apr 6
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bluebird commented on Dixie Allison Duke's blog post Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity
"Since this is in the blog portion of the site, I'm not sure if you want responses or not -- if not, feel free to ignore what I'm about to type. Have you considered the possibility of seeing a therapist to help you work through this stuff?…"
Mar 10
Dixie Allison Duke commented on Babs's group Disenfranchised grief
"No One Understands I feel like no one understands what it's like to lose your Mother when you are 2 years old. So many grief support groups and pages are focused on recent losses, and I get so frustrated because no one out there is like me. My…"
Mar 8
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Disenfranchised grief

This group is for all those whose grief has been disenfranchised (not supported or acknowledeged by family, friends or society) I hope this group will exist to enfranchise your grief. Please don't grieve alone.See More
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Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity

I think I have known for awhile that my grief is not supposed to be my identity. I think I know that my identity should be defined by the human I have become, despite my loss and my grief. However, trying to figure out who I really am seems to be both a struggle, and it's scary. I feel like I can only identify some of the things that I am and am not. I try to not highlight the things I don't really like about me. I try to focus on the positive things I know I am. But, I spend too much time with…See More
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Dixie Allison Duke is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Mar 6

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About Me:
Female, 44, Military, married
About my Loss:
My Mother passed suddenly at age 32 in 1979 when I was 2 years old.

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Another Thought For Today

Things are just resonating with me today, I guess, and I'm actually in a place where I can write my thoughts. I read this one just a bit ago... "Feelings of grief recede, but feelings of loss remain ever-present."

Another one that hits home as I define what this journey is that I'm on. It seems to more accurately describe how I have felt all along. As I was a 2-year old when my Mother died 42-plus years ago, I don't think I could have had the capacity to consciously grieve.…

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Posted on April 4, 2021 at 6:21pm

Thought for Today

I just read something that I hope will stick with me for some time to come.

"Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried."

I am not sure why right now, but that seems to resonate with me. I have carried grief with me my entire life, and I feel like for the longest time I was hoping I'd wake up one day and realize the shroud of grief hanging on my shoulders was finally gone. That day still has not come. However, maybe it is not realistic to expect that…

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Posted on April 4, 2021 at 2:38pm

Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity

I think I have known for awhile that my grief is not supposed to be my identity. I think I know that my identity should be defined by the human I have become, despite my loss and my grief. However, trying to figure out who I really am seems to be both a struggle, and it's scary. I feel like I can only identify some of the things that I am and am not. I try to not highlight the things I don't really like about me. I try to focus on the positive things I know I am. But, I spend too much time…

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Posted on March 7, 2021 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

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dream moon JO B commented on Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's group Grief Counseling
"i no im bac 2 wear i wz in 2012 2012 2012 i wz  num disbelif angr denil juts watin on my slf hlp cds to gt in pots so i dmy fd do mistaks i did wen dad died  it nal proof thy neededin my brosrs goj  nuts evn mics nt typun on me me its…"
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dream moon JO B commented on Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's group Grief Counseling
"thnx i no in 2020 i wz abot to calllass it spookss churchh to lrn on medshipp on how 2 cop on premnistnss so on but cov 19 took it way took i not bean avl 2 hug her sinse 2020 or kiss her sisee 202t way on preserss mpmtss on mom losss tim i can not…"
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Diana, Grief Recovery Coach commented on Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's group Grief Counseling
"I'm sorry for your losses Jo.  I agree, our Mom and Dad are our heroes.  We miss them terribly when they are gone. I talk to mine even though they are gone.  Perhaps they hear me.  We never really know for sure but I believe…"
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Diana, Grief Recovery Coach replied to Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's discussion Are you finding it difficult to eat right?
"Hi Jo, How can I be of help to you.  Do you need guidance on what to eat?  Basically focus on easy to prepare foods as well as easy to digest foods like mashed potatoes, puddings, scrambled eggs, etc.  Thinking about you.  "
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dream moon JO B commented on Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's group Grief Counseling
"it min i feal num  loss of my mom my heroo lk my dad i no i kid mom & dad wz my heros not peppl on tv mom  DAD wz my heross"
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dream moon JO B commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"nevr thrt i be on loss of mom i no shess not suffin bit in sid i fealll so num emtyy in sid i z lk ths on my dad"
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dream moon JO B replied to Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's discussion Are you finding it difficult to eat right?
"im off my food a bit but i no its loss of my mom "
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