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I found myself on this journey rather suddenly
There was no warning; no sign up ahead

My life was almost perfect it seemed
My heart swelled with complete joy at where I was

I was so excited about the future
The great things we had planned

And then, it happened
Your heart just stopped beating

How could this be happening?
Was this real?

We...

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It seems to me before Joey died I had so many friends! I was happy, care free, lived in a good neighborhood, had had a good job, my kids were successful on and on. Who wouldn't want to be my buddy?

My boy dying a traumatic sudden death was really off the chart for a woman like me. I had four healthy functional children. my husband and I are attractive people, all was well and Boom!...

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Grief is crying on the floor. So very loudly. Yet nobody is there to hear, or see, your horror.

Grief is the future missed. You would give anything for just one more hug. Or just one more kiss.

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Grief can be very overwhelming and it leaves us with feeling of helplessness. Even with established stages of grief: anger, denial, bargaining, and acceptance...

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The first year of my son's passing was a time of going from shock to unbearable pain to intense anger and back to shock. I became obsessed with having to know every detail of Joey's sudden death. Every moment had to be accounted for; every fine point regardless of how hard to hear had to be processed and listed. I don't know why I did this. Maybe because my out-of-contol guilt for not being...

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As we wander through this world
Life has so many things in store
Sometimes we feel we can’t go on
Like we just can’t take anymore
But, on the darkest of our days...
There is a light that still shines bright
It keeps us going through our days
And watches over us as night
It is...

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About a month after my son Joey passed, I woke early on a Sunday morning to find I had knocked a booklet of pictures off my nightstand. I am not good at putting pictures in albums. I kind of keep them scrunched in booklets or...

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If you read the comments in the forums of Grief in Common, you’ll see that when grievers are given an opportunity to share their story, they will talk about who they lost, when it happened, and the circumstances...

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"I'm not the same person. Neither is Dave. Who am I now? Who are we?" asked Alexandra.

Alexandra and Dave's son Duke was their only child. He was a talkative kid, with an active imagination. He was the...

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