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My teenage son was electrocuted…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | September 12, 2022 | 1 Comment

My teenage son was electrocuted at home accidentally almost 20 years ago.  My counselor is not happy with my saying he was killed.  I know the difference because about three decades ago, another toddler son  died from a cerebral aneurysm , so in my eyes one died and one was killed and to me there …

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An Oncology Unit Nurse Asks…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

“An Oncology Unit Nurse Asks…” is a repeat of an earlier Dr. Neimeyer column that we think is especially appropriate for Labor Day. We all need to understand the emotional toll the pandemic is taking on health care workers. -Editor Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I work on an oncology unit in a large metropolitan hospital as …

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My Daughter was murdered…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | August 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My daughter was murdered a year ago. She was upset with me before it happened. I saw her the morning it happened, and we only waved at each other. Later, I saw her body lying on the floor in her house and I can’t get that image out of my head. I …

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Loss of Financial Security…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | August 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

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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Antidepressants and Complicated Grief…any other way?

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | August 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, Is the best and probably only way to get through complicated grief through the use of antidepressants? Thanks. Demi   Dear Demi, Both clinical experience and clinical research suggest that antidepressant medication is a mixed blessing in the context of bereavement, for several reasons. In fact, for many years psychiatrists agreed that …

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Mother died while son was driving

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | August 8, 2022 | 1 Comment

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, Thirteen years ago I experienced a seizure while driving.  My mother was killed in the accident.  I had an extremely close relationship with my mother.  I continue to feel guilty and struggle to make sense of this tragedy. Phil Dear Phil, Your tragic story, summarized vividly in so few words, conveys the catastrophic …

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My husband’s daughter accused him of molesting her

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | August 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

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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Mom has turned bedroom into a shrine to my departed father…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My question is regarding my mother.   We lost my father very unexpectedly this past summer, and she is having a very hard time with his loss, as we all are.  My question is this: Is it good for her to have her bedroom looking like a shrine to him, so that whenever …

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The Unpredictability of Grief: a Letter to Sofia

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

[Editors Note: I just heard about two fathers who died this week, both in their thirties. We reprint this for all the young people losing loved ones] Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I’m a writer for my high school’s award-winning newspaper and I’m writing an article about the unpredictability of grief. I would love if you could …

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Spouses grieving loss of a daughter differently

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dr. Neimeyer, My daughter passed away four years ago. My husband and I grieve so differently. I find it difficult to feel supported by him because I have always needed to talk about my grief while he rarely talks about his. When I cry, he doesn’t know what to say and doesn’t really offer the …

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