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
Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My wife Angela passed away very recently. It was just us. No children. I am in agony. 24/7. Going to work means nothing. A waste of time. There is no meaning since we lived only for each other. I wish God would take me now. My heart grows weaker each day. I’m
Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My wife, Lisbeth, died just one month ago, and I am deep in grief. For more than 40 years, we did everything together, and she was my best friend. Even when I did things with other people or on my own, I came home and told her about it, and enjoyed it
Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My wife has been gone for several months, but I can’t seem to stop thinking about her and focus on my life now. It’s not her death that troubles me as much as her life in her final couple of years. She had increasing dementia at the end, and I frequently misunderstood
Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My wife of almost 35 years died suddenly four weeks ago. Yes she was ill for many years but I took care of her full time including doing her dialysis at home, running her feeding tube every night and doing everything in the house as she was unable to do those things do
Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I’m in my late 60’s, and for most of my life have slept pretty well and had plenty of energy to tackle the day. But since my wife died 14 months ago, I’ve had a real problem sleeping. I get tired but lay awake with my mind churning, and usually watch TV
I lost my young wife after twenty years of marriage. Since then I feel like I’ve moved on; I found a new wife whom I love completely. We’ve raised terrific children. My problem is that I have an irrational fear of loss. At least once a day I obsess about losing my new wife, our
Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My wife passed away two years ago. We were both in our middle 60s. I want to resume dating, but female friends tell me I need to remove all traces of my wife from the apartment before I do so. I have not been able to part with anything since she died.