Tag Archives: tragic loss

Deadly car accident takes two daughters

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I was recently in a deadly car accident that took the lives of my two beautiful, funny, and loving baby girls, ages 6 and 8. The accident also resulted in my surviving teenage year old daughter being a paraplegic, and my husband having a TBI, and several fractures in his face, arm, leg

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My Daughter was Murdered

Dear Dr. Neimeyer, My daughter was murdered by the father of her children. Her children at the time were a toddler and an infant. It’s now seven years later. My daughter was just 21 years old. I had to go get my granddaughter’s things out of the apartment she was murdered in, so it was

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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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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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