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Dealing with the death of close family members and loss of a friend. Dealing with betrayal; how to accept it, deal with it and move on.

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I lost my parents, who died less than eight months apart and a newborn son three months following the death of my mother. A year following this, my brother died suddenly and a 19 year old cousin was crushed to death in a car accident on his birthday. Now I am facing the impending death of a very good friend. I have also dealt with the death of a husband. I have found that talking with people with similiar experiences has helped me and I have been told that it has also helped them greatly.


A licensed nurse for twenty four years with several years working on a Psych ward as well as being the Executive Director and Director of Nursing Services for a Group Home for mentally ill and mentally retarded.

Awards and Honors

Awarded top clinical and top academic grade at my nursing graduation. Also was a member of the English Honors' Class while attending a local college.

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I don't share information about people with whom I talk, unless given permission. I am not a doctor, but I have given insight and hope to people just like myself.

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Recent Answers from Joanne Flint

2015-01-06 Is this normal?:

Dear Libby:    First, let me say how sorry I am to hear of your friend.  I imagine, by now, you already know the steps we go through after losing someone to suicide: shock, anger, guilt and despair.  We

2014-12-14 Helping my wife cope with sudden death of Father:

Dear Jared:    First, let me say how sorry I am for the loss of your father in law. When a parent passes away, especially near a holiday, it seems that things are just never the same again.  I can relate

2014-12-02 my son was the driver in a car accident killing 3 friends,he survived:

My heart is aching for you.  Just reading about what you and your son are going through is  heart-wrenching.  My prayers are with you.    From what I have read, it appears that you and your son are doing

2014-11-12 parental estrangement:

Dear Rita:         I understand what you're going through.  I believe 'today's children' are a lot different than when I was growing up.  I would not have dreamed of going a day without talking to my mother

2014-05-27 How to help my fiance cope?:

Dear Alison:   First let me say I am so sorry for your pain.      Though your finance's actions are understandable, I believe, just from what you have stated, that he would benefit from professional help


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