CATEGORY: Grief, Sorrow, Loss and Mourning > Spousal (death or divorce) 9 articles

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia. Loss of Spouse (by death, divorce or simple break-up). You may associate the idea of grieving with a death. You may be thinking – a relationship or marriage is a type of ending, but no one died, what is the big deal? All types of loss are hard, especially when they were not within your control. Any loss, regardless of how big or small triggers a grief process. And, a person does not have to die for you to feel grief. You may have been living with someone for a year or have been married for 20 years. If the relationship was a significant one, you are likely going to feel a variety of emotions when it ends, much like how it feels to grieve a death. With that being said, there are some elements that are unique to death. The hope that things could work out in the future are gone. Death is final. To learn more about the grief process when you lose a spouse (via death or divorce) keep reading. If you prefer more individualized help, call 267-324-9564 and speak to one of our grief therapists at the Center for Growth / Grief Therapy in Philadelphia.

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Letting Go of the Dream: Grieving the Loss of a Love

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

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End of Relationship Anger

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

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Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

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Facebook and Breakups

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Facebook and Breakups

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The Power of Rituals When Grieving

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Center for Growth / Grief Therapy in Philadelphia

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Coping Through the Holidays

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

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How to care for yourself after a breakup

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

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Loss of someone you know

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia / Loss of Someone You Know: Death Dying & Loss

When you lose someone close, it can be a difficult and devastating experience. You might feel confused…


Death of a Spouse

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Death of a Spouse: few events in life are as painful as the death of a spouse. Half of all married couples will experience this loss at some point in…