Loss of a Spouse

Recent Reader Comments on Dr. Neimeyer’s columns on the loss of a husband

“My wonderful husband of 55 years on August 19 died with cardiac arrest this past June. I am so heartbroken. I have many, many cards and Mass cards with so many words of love for him and me and they are most comforting. However, I am lost. My children are wonderful and for the first …

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Loss of Financial Security…

Editor’s Note: Loss of Financial Security is a repost we thought would be very relevant in these troubled times. Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My husband died two years ago. I also lost my home of more than a quarter century. and had to file for bankruptcy due to his passing. I have no idea how to get over …

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After sudden death of a husband, finding meaning in life: Responses to a Recent Post

Here are some comments posted in response to a recent Ask Dr. Neimeyer post about the sudden death of a husband [some details were changed for anonymity}. I lost my husband this December. So it has been over a month. I cannot sleep or eat. I have to lay on the couch and cannot stand …

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Responses to a Recent Ask Dr. Neimeyer Post about Sudden Death

Editor’s Note:  I don’t think we’ve ever had as many comments as we have to a recent post “After the Sudden Death of a Husband, finding meaning in life.” Here are a few of them: B1:…I relate, I lost my husband … I am still grieving terribly. I am in your shoes as far as …

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Finding Meaning: an Ask Dr. Neimeyer Guest Post

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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My husband’s daughter accused him of molesting her

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly over two years ago. I am in a lot of emotional pain, but that’s not why I am writing. Three decades ago my husband’s daughter accused him of molesting her; this recollection had come to her, she said, during a course of psychotherapy. He said …

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Holiday Grieving

Editor’s Note: many approaching the holidays of Easter and Passover 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 …

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Inconsolable Grieving: Ask Dr. Neimeyer Special

EDITOR’S NOTE: Two weeks ago we published an Ask Dr. Neimeyer column entitled “Inconsolable Grieving for My Wife” based on a question by ‘Samuel.’ There was such an outpouring of comments, we felt that this week we would publish some of them (the authors all agreed). To see the original column, click this link: INCONSOLABLE …

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Does The Grieving Process Brings Any Gifts…

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, It’s been a year and a half since my husband died of cancer. I’ll soon be relatively healthy 70. He would have been 74. I am recovering but wondering if the grieving process brings any gifts or lessons other than the arduous rebuilding of myself as a person living alone. Lee Dear …

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