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Annie Marler

I started off thinking I should write my bio about my professional achievements, but it seemed so contrived and not really what I wanted to tell people about at all. I maintain that my biggest and greatest achievement in life is forming and maintaining healthy relationships. I am lucky to have a small group of wonderful friends who I can always turn to in any situation and a supportive Husband who thinks I'm brilliant, even when I may not give him cause to think this way! Recently I lost one of my best friends, in still unexplained circumstances and it is this huge, horrible event that has made me want to reach out for others, dealing with a similar situation to myself. I don't pretend to have all the answers, I am finding my way through this grief as best I can. Sometimes I win, sometimes I don't. I am Annie, I am 36 years old, living and working in Suffolk and dealing with the hardest thing I have ever experienced in my life. The prologue to this story is that my life before Heidi's death was pretty standard, nothing too dramatic to report, of course I don't and wouldn't ever take this for granted. Teenage years were relatively simple and after graduating from University in 2003, I found myself "falling" into a variety of professions, usually centered around the concept of "Helping" others, sometimes in a therapeutic setting, sometimes at crisis point and more recently in preventative work. After gaining my diploma in counselling and psychotherapy I spent many years working with children and young people within the social care setting. I have since then moved onto working in a secondary school, helping children before they reach this crisis point and it has truly been one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. 

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Pursuit of ‘Answers’ May Be Way to Avoid Feelings

When someone dies suddenly or in unexpected circumstances, you will be overcome by the sort of grief that seems consuming (with all of the complicating bedfellows of anger, disbelief, guilt) […]

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