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Death of a Teenage Daughter

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My teenage daughter Daniella died in a car accident almost two years ago, and even though I have been able to go on raising my other two children and working in my office job, I continue to feel a great deal of grief and also some irrational guilt about her death, because …

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Fearing the loss of a child

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, Firstly, thank you for providing your expertise online. It has helped me since losing one of my twin sons in his late 20s in a motorcycle accident not long ago. This time has been filled with not only grief for the loss of my very close son, but also worry for his twin brother  who witnessed …

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Why do I feel guilty?

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, Why do I feel guilty when I laugh or have fun, knowing my daughter isn’t here, and I shouldn’t be having fun? Dolores Dear Dolores– There is an unwritten code in our culture–one that is an explicit prescription in many world cultures–that presumes that we honor the dead when we wear our …

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Complicated and consuming grief of a friend

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer I have read and appreciate your work about meaning reconstruction in loss. I have a friend whose grief is so complicated and consuming that she can’t find life for herself (her husband died from cancer about six years ago) and she can’t seem to move forward at all. Here is an excerpt …

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Grieving for Our Nation

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | January 6, 2023 | 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 on the anniversary of the  terrorist assault on our Capitol.  Be safe. Be Healthy LB …

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An Ask Dr. Neimeyer Guest Column Parents and Children

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | December 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Several weeks ago we published an Ask Dr. Neimeyer about the decision process for those who are looking to move their widowed parents from their homes into a facility. You can read it by CLICKING HERE Here is an eloquent response from a widow reader: Dear Dr. Neimeyer, This post from Doris, “Healing Transitions for …

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Five Principles for Managing Grief in the New Year

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | December 19, 2022 | 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 2022

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | December 12, 2022 | 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 5, 2022 | 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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A Grief and the Holidays Compendium

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | November 28, 2022 | 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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