Tag Archives: loss of a wife

Widower in search of…

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I am a widower (although I don’t like this moniker) after more than 30 years of marriage. I don’t understand why “widowers” are not in the highest demand. We have proven our capacity for commitment, as well as have tons of experience in child rearing, relationships, and the refinement of how to

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Confronting rather than avoiding my grief

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I’ve been reading your column for some time now, and trying to follow your advice about confronting rather than avoiding my grief through writing to my dear wife, Dorothy, who meant the world to me before her death two months ago.  We did just about everything together for decades, and even the

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