Author Archives: Dr. Robert Neimeyer

Sibling Loss, Faith and Family

Dear Dr. Neimeyer– This last December I lost my oldest brother and since then I lost two additional brothers. The grief has been so hard. My main concern is for my precious 92 year old mother. She has always been a strong Christian woman. This was almost more than she could bear. Kayla Dear Kayla—

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Spiritual Struggle in Bereavement

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, In my practice I have encountered some clients who have experienced a significant loss in the past (e.g., loss of a parent when they were teenagers), which obviously altered their world views. They made sense of their losses by coming to the conclusion that bad things can happen randomly in this world,

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A therapist experiences heavy losses…

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, Following a succession of family deaths over an 18 month period, compounded by a difficult move to another part of the country for my husband’s work, I find myself struggling emotionally with my career as a psychologist.  Feeling overwhelmed, I took time off from my practice, and now have to start again

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Question from a Grief Therapist

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, As a counselor myself, I was interested to read recently that the majority of people who experience a significant loss react with a surprising degree of resilience, to the extent that the grief process can, in the longer term, be a positive experience for them. This tends to counter a prevailing, if

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