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Grief and Test Taking

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My grandson took a psychological test for placement in a job (oral – he passed the written).  He failed this test.  My question is: he was grieving the loss of his grandfather just 2 months prior.  Could this have had an  impact on his test results? We are attempting an appeal and …

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Spouses grieving differently

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 31, 2017 | 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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Honor a Friend

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Niemeyer, I have a friend who is dying and I want to do something to honor her before she passes away. I was always taught to honor someone before they die. Do you have any ideas of what I could do for her? She is an elderly lady. Thank you! Mary Dear Mary, …

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Both Parents Died…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, What are the effects from parents who have passed away? Mine both had cancers and they both passed away a year and a half apart. It has caused me a lot of grieving, crying, a lot loss of memory, forgetfulness, anger and not wanting too move on.  It’s been very hard for …

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Does The Grieving Process Brings Any Gifts…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

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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Why do I want to live? x

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | July 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My wife of over fifty years died a little over a year ago from a stroke. I have talked with my pastor, a psychologist, my family and friends and it seems nothing helps me.  I was her caregiver for about eight years, which given the opportunity I would do it all again. I …

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Waiting to grieve her death…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My mother died over six years ago and I’m still waiting to grieve her death and not feel numb towards her passing.  Both my father and I cared for her for a long time.  I lived several hours away from my parents but the doctors would call me all hours of the …

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A Father’s Death: Struggling with the “what ifs?”

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My father had schizophrenia and I am so proud of how he managed his illness. He will continue to be an inspiration to me and I do direct my son, who struggles with mental illness, to grandpa’s example. My father found that walking cleared his thoughts and decreased the symptoms of depression. …

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A Husband’s Grieving x

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, The wife of a close friend of nearly 50 years passed away from ALS. We spoke each week at least once and I visited her when I could. I actually emailed her more towards the end since she longer could speak. The bottom line was that she asked me a few months …

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My teenage son was electrocuted…

By Dr. Robert Neimeyer | June 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, 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 …

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