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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Back to Halfway House

Beth went back to the halfway house today. So she was in the hospital for 3 days. She did not sound to chipper when she called. The management from the house took her from the hospital to the pharmacy and for some groceries.

They have been very good to her. I am going to talk to the director on Monday to see how she is doing and if he thinks she can now take the news of her grandfather's death.

They are one of the few halfway houses that have actual counselors that come in so I think I can have a therapist with her to help her process the bad news. I plan to say that POP POP was so glad that she was back in treatment and now doing well in the halfway house. There is nothing she can concentrate on that would make him any happier than her recovery.

Please share your thoughts on how to handle this sad news with her.


  1. I think your idea sounds good, was she real close to him? Its never easy to share bad news but unfortunately its part of life :(

  2. I've been thinking a lot about sharing bad news with my son as well (since my husband has ended our marriage). I agree with Barbara, your idea sounds good; and the truth is, they have to learn to handle life even with bad news in it.

    Keep the faith and I continue to have you and Beth in my prayers.

  3. I agree with what your plan is. I think letting her know that her grandfather was proud of her is a good thing.
    Just know, no matter how you prepare, plan etc, it will be a hard situation and you are not responsible for how she ultimately reacts.
    Pretty much, since you're going to her with compassion and love, the words will come as they will. God bless.

  4. you need to tell her.

    as an addict, i would want to know and would have wanted to be at the funeral.

    i do believe this will come back to bite ya later.

    but what do i know..

    you are loved
    brother Frankie