Death of a Spouse

Brighton | Plymouth

  • Fully Licensed Psychologists

  • Grief Specialists

  • 125 Years of combined experience

Death of a Spouse

Losing a spouse may be a totally different level of pain and grief than you have every experienced. You have lost your best friend and perhaps the father or mother of your child(ren). You want to speak to your husband or wife again or hold them one more time and you can’t. You may have regrets for things you said or didn’t say, did or didn’t do. If you have children, you are finding it difficult to be strong for them.

The pain comes and goes in waves and you may feel like it is too much to handle and you cannot go on. We often describe grief of losing a spouse as the most intense physical pain you have ever experienced without the option to go the emergency room for pain relief medication.

You are not alone and we can help you. The most important step that you can take right now is to make that first appointment and allow us to get you through this so that the pain becomes more manageable and you can begin to function better. Through empirically proven treatments such as Mindfulness, Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy you will feel better and get some relief. If you have children together, we will give you professional advice for how to handle your children’s grief.