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Brenda Ann left a comment for Jen L
"So sorry to welcome you to our grief site. A brochure that I found very helpful is: When Someone You Love Dies Under the subheading, Releasing My Grief it states:      Talking can be a helpful release. Following the death of…"
Apr 21
Jen L commented on Jessica Granantowski's group Sole Survivors
"I'm not sure anyone is still active in this group but it' the most appropriate group on here I've found I guess. I tried the Multiple losses group but those guys all have tons of people still left as a support system. Hmm.…"
Apr 21
Jen L joined Jessica Granantowski's group
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Sole Survivors

For those who are the last surviving members of their immediate family.See More
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Jen L joined Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group
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Multiple Losses Group

I am creating this site for the many of us who have suffered several losses. I lost my mom, dad, grandma(2nd mom), grandpa, my beloved dog and divorce.Many of us have lost more than one person or event.Come share!See More
Apr 21
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Jen L is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Apr 21

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About Me:
I live in CT and own a production and publishing business.I am a former paramedic so prior to my own family's sudden extinction, I was pretty used to people dying suddenly.

I'm not going back over a lifetime to count all the people I've know who have ever died like many people here, that seems a bit self indulgent as everyone will have loss over the years. I would think the purpose of this group would be the exact death(s) that brought you here or losses in a short time, not several years.
About my Loss:
In the past 15 months, my Mother, Father, Brother, Aunt and dog that I had for 14 years died. Everyone died a few months apart from each other from illness. I have no family of my own.

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At 10:46am on April 21, 2018, Brenda Ann said…

So sorry to welcome you to our grief site. A brochure that I found very helpful is: When Someone You Love Dies

Under the subheading, Releasing My Grief it states:

     Talking can be a helpful release. Following the death of all ten of his children, as well as some other personal tragedies, the ancient patriarch Job said: “My soul certainly feels a loathing toward my life. I will give vent to [Hebrew, “loose”] my concern about myself. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul!” (Job 1:2, 18, 19; 10:1) Job could no longer restrain his concern. He needed to let it loose; he  had to “speak.” Similarly, the English dramatist Shakespeare wrote in Macbeth: “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.”

I have had multiple losses as well and talking has really helped me. I know that we are not friends, but we may turn out to be as we all go through our losses, memories and feelings. Together we can cope. I will listen anytime you need to talk.

Brenda

 

 
 
 

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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"thank you Monty for your comments.  I try to remind myself that friends don't know what they r doing, and they don't know what to say.   I know that everyone will face this at some time, but I cannot say that to friends,…"
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Monty commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Elynn sorry so to hear of your loss and how your feeling. My wife passed December last year and i have also found that people have stopped calling and don't come around. I too am feeling isolated and alone. Luckily for me i have my sister…"
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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I have been feeling very lonely lately,  and  am depressed.  I miss joe.  Our 44th anniversary is coming up august 31st.  The friends we had together are busy with their lives.  They don't call often, so I stopped…"
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Elynn m posted a discussion

Lonely

I have been feeling very lonely and very depressed lately.  Old friends are busy with their lives.  Even my children are busy.   My daughter lives 45 minutes away.   She is busy with her new house.  My son is 10 minutes away.  He calls and invites me to go places with them.  I miss the friends that Joe and I had together.  They seem to be busy when I call them., so I quit calling.   My sister in law is very good about calling me.   She comes once a month with her husband to stay overnight.  I'm…See More
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Harris Insler posted a blog post

A Call to Arms

I am calling on anyone who has lost a loved or knows someone who has lost a loved one due to substance abuse disease.  I lost my son 12 years ago due to a fentanyl laced bag of heroin. It took eight years for me to realize I didn't want his death to be just a footnote and a statistic. I made Part 1 of a short documentary about my son which was which was shown in October of 2017. A film professor/ Director/ editor, John, who had helped me finish this film came up with an idea for a new film. We…See More
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, yes. That is the circle of life."
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Avi commented on Susan Dee Leatham's blog post While I was sleeping
"Thanks for amazing post Susan. I lost my mother on 15 May 2018 and miss her a lot. I also believe that we will be reunited again once where there is no pain, agony and we will live for eternity. "
21 hours ago
Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Theressa I do not have IPhone so I guess face time I cannot install. Let me know if we can talk over skype, my id is avitiwari26@gmail.com Today is 3 months when my mother left for her heavenly journey. I am still not able to laugh with ease and…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I don't know if I have skype but I do have facetime..."
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bret I needed that laugh this morning   lol"
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I miss my Mom!

If you have that hole in your heart that you get when you lose the woman that you shared a body with....
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Avi is now friends with Frances Koonce and Brett Bowman
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, I will message my phone # to you. In fact, anyone who wants to call me can. I am convinced that none of you are strung out crackheads, trolling the internet."
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thanks BlueBell and Brett.  Bluebell wishing that you get perfect soon.  Brett, do you have a skype Id where we can have a call?"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, I am so happy for you. And you are obviously doing better with women than I am..."
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Chanel commented on Cathy Richardson's group Being the Other Woman/Other Man
"I'm sorry to hear that you're still going through a tough time, Rain. I feel like some days I'm okay and others I'm struggling. I'm here if you ever need someone to talk to."
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Congratulations Avi! Bluebell"
Tuesday
Susan Dee Leatham posted a blog post

While I was sleeping

It has been 4 years since my mom died.  I still think about it every day, and can't seem to look past it.  I know I need to go grocery shopping.  I know I need to entertain my 4 year old but before I do anything today I want to share what has helped me tremendously in making my mom's death easier to live with.The first thing that helps is remembering her and being stubborn about NOT letting her go.  I don't have to let my mom go.  She already went.  The thing I do have to do is admit how I feel…See More
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