Category Archives: Loss of a Husband

Suicide of a Loved One

[Editor: This was a comment on an Ask Dr. Neimeyer post answering a question from a mother, Nancy, whose son committed suicide. You can read the original question and answer at this link: My Son Committed… We thought Lisa’s comment was worthy of its own posting, so here it is.] Hi Nancy, I understand and completely empathize

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Inspirational Quote 6.11.15 On the Death of her Husband

[Editor: Susan Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In lost her husband Dave Goldberg in a tragic accident last month that received worldwide coverage. Last week she posted a long discussion the death of her husband on Facebook. The link to the entire post is below this quotation from it]. Today is the end of

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Inspirational Quote 2.26.15 Song of Grieving and Loss

I recently found myself humming this iconic song. Written in 1938 for Broadway, it became an anthem of separation during World War II. In thinking over the lyrics I realized that it could be a song of grieving and loss. For far too many who didn’t come back from “over there,” it was, unfortunately, a song

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Inspirational Quote 2.19.15: If I die before you

Promissory Note by Galway Kinnell If I die before you which is all but certain then in the moment before you will see me become someone dead in a transformation as quick as a shooting star’s I will cross over into you and ask you to carry not only your own memories but mine too

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A Widow Discusses the Loss of a Loved One: part 1

[Editor: Today’s column was written by  a widow. This is Part 1. We will publish Part 2 tomorrow] It is very difficult to come up with appropriate words of consolation and support to soften the pain felt after the loss of a loved one. Most of what well-meaning people often express is usually received as

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