Grief & Loss Articles

Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 27th, 2015
I have really bad crazy dreams. Usually about death and graveyards. I dreamed once I was with a group digging up graves because we had to preserve them better and put them back. My papaw's grave is always in these dreams. Why am I having ...

My Dad Died, But All I Feel Is Relief

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 19th, 2015
My Dad passed away a little over a year ago after a 13-year battle with cancer. Everyone in my family mourns him, but I never grieved and all I feel is relief. It doesn't hurt me the way it does my siblings...it really doesn't hurt ...

Not Feeling like Myself Anymore

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, February 16th, 2015
Recently I just came back home early from a 2 months study  abroad in Europe. I came back to the states earlier because I felt severely depressed being all alone in Europe handling with rents studies food and traveling plans. When I came back home, ...

He’s Dead But the Abuse Continues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
From the U.S.: Hi. My mom is 79. Her husband, my father, died this past September (25th). He was 82. They were married for 57 years, and my father was extremely abusive to her -- cheated on her for years and was physically and very ...

I Hear the Voice of My Friend Who Died

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 26th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 14. I hear a girl's voice in my head and it keeps telling me I'm still here with you, and recently my best friend killed herself, so I was just wondering if it could possibly be her trying to communicate with ...

Something Is Wrong with Me Emotionally

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 21 and for as long as I can remember I've been insecure with low self-esteem. I remember putting myself on a diet at 9 years old. Growing up I've always felt aloof and just different from everyone else. Its hard to ...

My Family Has Deserted Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
My family and I had always been close until my mother passed away during my Senior year of surgical complications when I was seventeen. The event seemed to tear my family apart and put a "leper" sign on my back. I met someone online when ...

Friend and Her Mom Believe the Neighbors Are Trying to Get Them

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
She and her mom believe the neighbors are trying to get them. My friend is losing her dad to cancer. She recently told me that she believes her neighbors and others are repeatedly breaking in, poisoning their food, and following them around. At first I ...

How Do I Recover from a Miscarriage?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
I am 22 years old with 2 kids. I recently had a miscarriage. I was 12 weeks pregnant. I feel stuck I don't know what to do, I can't get out of this feeling. All I want is my baby back. I try to get ...

My Parents Left Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
From Jordan: My parents got divorced when I was 10, I lived with my mother in a house that she bought, she used to treat me well and care for me and my older brother, but a year ago, she left us and took my ...

Forbidden Cousin Romance

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
I’m in such a bad situation please help me. About 9 months ago my cousin and I found out that were in love, we’ve been in a relationship for about 7 months. Recently we decide that unfortunately, what were doing is wrong and we need ...

I Feel Caged in My Own Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 27th, 2014
From a 19-year-old woman in S. Africa: Recently I got out of a 4-year drug influenced relationship but the feelings I had for him faded away after about a year but he kept me caged in because of the drugs, I was his money bank. ...