Russell Friedman: Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute [www.grief.net] and co-author of The Grief Recovery Handbook, When Children Grieve, and Moving On.
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Russell arrived at the Institute in 1987 on the heels of a second divorce and a bankruptcy. At that point, he would not have known to use the word "grief" to describe divorce and financial problems. Like most people he thought grief was only about death. Now he knows that the emotions of grief attach to more than 40 life experiences. More importantly, he knows how to help people deal with the impact of all grief and loss issues, large and small.