Tag Archives: grieving and depression

“My Husband Died Unexpectedly…”

Hi Dr. Neimeyer, My husband died unexpectedly five years ago at the age of 54. We were together for 33 years. He dropped dead in front of me with no warning. They said that he was gone before he hit the floor. We had a very good marriage and I am thankful for the time

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Grieving and Exercise

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I’ve heard that exercise can make a big difference for people who are suffering grief after a loved one dies.  Is that really true?  I know exercise is good for you in general, but how does it help when you are broken hearted after the death of someone who meant the world

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A Widower’s question: Dwelling on the past… x

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I’ve been following some of the advice given in your column in the 3 months since my wife, Linda, died, and although my life will never be the same, I can see that I am improving.  I was a real mess for a while, but now I’m able to work and concentrate

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I want to be dead

Dear Dr Neimeyer, My attention was recently drawn to your website, and especially this section of it, and I now have a great desire to ask for your help. My beloved husband wanted to die at home.  We had been married for over 50 years, and he had suffered with lung cancer and eventually dementia for

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