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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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Grieving and Sleep Problems

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | November 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I’m in my late 60’s, and for most of my life have slept pretty well and had plenty of energy to tackle the day.  But since my wife died 14 months ago, I’ve had a real problem sleeping.  I get tired but lay awake with my mind churning, and usually watch TV …

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Death of a Teenage Daughter

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | November 2, 2020 | 1 Comment

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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Tragic death of a Mother at Another’s Hand

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | October 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My therapist showed me your website and I’m grateful for her suggestion to join and get involved here. My mother was killed in 2012 and I’m still struggling very much with what I’m told is called complicated grief. I was very very close to my mum, who was my best friend, my …

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Accidental drug overdose took our daughter

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | October 19, 2020 | 1 Comment

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My wife and I lost our 23- year-old daughter to an accidental drug overdose just over one year ago, and of course we have been devastated by the loss. Each of us has coped in our own way, and we continue to function in practical terms, although the early months were pretty …

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I Lost My Son to a Drug Overdose

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I lost my son five years ago to a drug overdose. l battled with him for several years trying to break his addiction. He died right before his 28 birthday. I feel like I lost everything when I lost him. He was my baby. I have three other children and numerous grandchildren, but the kids say I’m …

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Fearing the loss of loved ones: Dear Dr. Neimeyer,

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

I lost my young wife after twenty years of marriage. Since then I feel like I’ve moved on; I found a new wife whom I love completely. We’ve raised terrific children. My problem is that I have an irrational fear of loss. At least once a day I obsess about losing my new wife, our …

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Violent Death of a Son

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

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My son was stabbed this Spring and lost his life two days later, and they let the guy walk free.  I continue fighting for justice for my son, but I am so lost without him. I am literally going crazy. I can’t sleep, I don’t eat properly, and I have lost 25 …

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