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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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Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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Do recurring dreams about someone who died represent unresolved grief? (Published 1/1/2013)

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My father died when I was just under five years of age. I am now 61 years old. I have had a recurring dream all of my life in which I am running towards my dad,(as I remember him), as he calls to me, but when I am almost to him the ground gives way and I begin a free fall and then awaken. When I awake I feel like crying and it is usually very hard for me to get back to sleep. I have this dream 4-6 times per year and usually when I am stressed about something. Is this unusual? Is it unresolved grief? I find it hard to talk about this to anyone I know.


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