Patrick Swayze's widow sees counsellor to deal with grief
Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi has started sessions with a grief counsellor after growing sick of analysing the star's death.entertainment Updated: Jan 21, 2012 21:24 IST
Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi has started sessions with a grief counsellor after growing sick of analysing the star's death. The actor lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2009 at the age of 59 and his wife Niemi has written a book- Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss and Moving Forward, about his 21-month fight against the disease.
She opens up about how she has coped with losing her partner, and reveals she has turned to a therapist after the depression of mourning took its toll.
"Part of me thinks, 'I should be over this by now.' It's almost like an embarrassment. In addition to feeling like a broken girl, I feel like a broken record. It's only just recently that I started talking to a grief counsellor. I got sick of hearing myself say the same stuff in my head and to the friends I share with. Depression seems to have become a permanent fixture in my life. Like it's stuck inside me and won't unclog," she wrote.
"I'll have some wonderful days, and then I'll crash and it feels like nothing has changed at all. I still miss him as terribly as I ever did," she added.