Sydell Weiner, PhD

I Miss Those Years

Dr. Sydell Weiner, Marriage and Family Therapist in Beverly Hills Website I miss those years Image. A Grief and Couples Counseling Service Provider Solutions Provider in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles CA 90212

“Mommy, can you sew a button on my P.E. uniform?” “Ma, I sat on my homework and it’s wrinkled, can you iron it?” “Mom, I signed you up to bring cookies on Thursday, OK?” These are the sounds that filled my home for over twenty  years. There were so  many things to do while I […]

Vacationing as a Widow

Travel Perspective from a Widow

Vacationing as a widow changes your perspective. Do relationships look the same on land and at sea?  I’m  on a cruise with my sister and brother-in-law, and as much as I love them, it’s my first vacation without my husband. My sweet Rex  died a year and a half ago and I am still trying  […]

Caution: Set Designer at Work

Our Town backdrop

  My husband Rex was a brilliant set designer. He did his best work in the scene shop behind the theatre at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where we worked together for 25 years. The shop was 50 x 100 feet with 30 foot ceilings, and every inch had a designated purpose. There was a long work bench […]

My Mother’s Story

My Mother's Story

Losing a mother in childhood leaves many unanswered questions. My mother’s story has been pieced together from faded memories, old photographs and isolated anecdotes. I hope it does justice to the woman I knew for only 14 years.  We are all shaped by our history, and Janet’s was shaped by love. But it was also […]

Moving Forward by Moving to L.A.

Sydell Weiner's Couples Counseling in Beverly Hills Grief Counseling Image.A Grief and Couples Counseling Service Provider Solutions Provider in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles CA 90212

I’m trying to move forward after losing my husband, by moving   near my son and daughter-in-law.  They welcomed a 5th child into their family a week ago and she’s a beauty. Yesterday they all came over, along with my daughter and her family. The kids had a ball playing together in the pool, and we […]