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I am putting up this "mirror" diary for the series tonight, as the scheduled diarist published directly. Go here to read tonight's diary. (I am leaving this diary up, because by the time I saw the scheduled host's diary, there were some worthwhile comments here.)

A special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room.  We meet every Monday evening.  Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if the person you are "mourning" is still alive ("pre-grief" can be a very lonely and confusing time) you can come to this diary and process your grieving in whatever way works for you.  Share whatever you need to share.  We can't solve each other's problems, but we can be a sounding board and a place of connection.
Please feel free to unburden yourselves of the week's challenges in the comments. No need to cheer up or "sanitize" your grief for public consumption.

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