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Grieving for Our Nation

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor: On November 13, 2015 the world was shocked by a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. We felt that Dr. Neimeyer’s words in response to that were relevant to what all Americans, in fact the entire world, is experiencing right now after the terrorist assault on our Capitol.  Be safe. Be Healthy LB & …

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Finding Meaning: an Ask Dr. Neimeyer Guest Post

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new comment on the post “After sudden death of a husband; finding meaning in life” touched us, and we decided to share it as a guest post for this week’s Ask Dr. Neimeyer. Here is the link to the relevant post: CLICK HERE   Well, I am amazed at the similarities in the stories, …

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Five Principles for Managing Grief in the New Year

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer– My husband died just over a year ago, so on January 1st I will start my second year without him, and I am not looking forward to it.  It’s not that I am immobilized by grief, as I have gotten better across the months in that department, and actually feel pretty good …

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What is the Meaning of Life? Goodbye to 2020

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | December 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is the Meaning of Life? We felt that this would be a good time to re-post this Dr. Neimeyer classic as we finish out one of the worst years in American History. Our hearts go out to the the families of those lost to the Pandemic and other illnesses for which people were deterred …

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After sudden death of a husband; finding meaning in life

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | December 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, Six months ago my partner of 47 years died suddenly. We have no children and have always been very close and spent a lot of time together. This would have been our first real year of retirement together and we were looking forward to growing old together, just enjoying our free time and everyday things.  Now he’s gone I can …

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Ask Dr. Neimeyer: A Compendium

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This week we are printing a compendium of comments to recent Ask Dr. Neimeyer posts focusing on grief and the holidays. Hi..please help me to overcome the blame of my mom’s death, I lost my mom last summer. She had a heart complications (angina) and also arthritis, me and my sisters we took …

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A Son’s Suicide and the Holiday Season Grieving Part III

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | December 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My 18 year old son hung himself in a tree in June. Since that day my life is full of guilt and heartache. I’ve seen multiple counselors and many of them have been great and they all tell me the same thing:  it’s not my fault. But, I cannot forgive myself for …

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Holiday Grieving Part II

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | November 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: many approaching the holidays  with a loss recently behind them, and their grief overlaid with the despair of these times of pandemic. We thought this Dr. Neimeyer column might be helpful–LL Dear Dr. Neimeyer– My husband died just over a year ago, so now begins my second year without him, and I am …

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Grieving and the Holidays

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | November 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My husband Don died 9 months ago after a rapid decline; and his lungs basically stopped working, even with oxygen treatments.  His death has been hard for us as a family in many ways, as he lived only about 6 months after getting the diagnosis, and we are now facing the first Christmas …

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Do I have PTSD?

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | November 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I have a question please. I lost my sixteen year old son in an accident only fifteen months ago. I can hardly walk through this house of memories, so I stay isolated in one room. I do not want to be bothered. My mom lives here and has taken over for a …

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