Category Archives: Multiple Losses

I’ve lost all my parents and siblings

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I’ve lost all my parents and siblings.  Each one I’ve grieved and tried to move on, but now that I’ve lost my last remaining family member, my sister, five weeks ago, why do I feel like I’m grieving for them all now? I’ve never felt so lost and alone now that I’ve lost

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What is the Meaning of Life?

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I have just one question, but it is a big one. In your opinion, what is the meaning of life? Nicolae Dear Nicolae, I’m a practicing psychologist who works alongside people who are struggling with deeply unwelcome changes in their lives–the breakdown of intimate relationships, the loss of career or meaningful work,

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After a Long Battle with Cancer

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My only sister died three years ago after a long battle with cancer during which I was a primary caregiver. She was like a second mother to me since she was sixteen years older than me, and I cannot say what a profound affect her loss has had on my life. Since she died,

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Grieving and the Events in Paris

Dear Dr. Niemeyer, I feel I am grieving about the horrific terror in Paris. I am grieving about the lives lost, and the lives changed.The grief I feel about this is that it is not the first time, and probably won’t be the last. How do I insulate myself and move on from these feelings knowing terror

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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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