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At Surviving Spouse Provisional Center, we provide counseling and support to the bereaved members of our communities in the Atlanta metropolitan area in Georgia. Read our blog posts and articles below to get helpful information.

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You Made It Through!

Posted on January 20, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (1)

       You made it through the holidays, though you never thought you would. It was a challenging time for you, and you were flooded with memories of holidays past with your soul mate. Through the gift giving, food, and festivities, you are starkly reminded that someone is missing; your beloved spouse. On top of that, you are about to face a brand new year without them. Where most people are happy to celebrate the new year, you're no...

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Posted on November 25, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

No matter how long it's been since your mate passed away, every year the holiday season always comes too soon. It seems like time just speeds recklessly toward Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day; that magical time of year that everyone looks forward to; that is--everyone but those who have lost a loved one. For those who are still grieving the loss of a spouse, the season is bitter-sweet. It's the time of year when you gather with family and friends for festivities, feasting and fu...

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Clearing Out Their Things

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I found in my experience that one of the most difficult tasks that I had to undertake after my husband Larry's passing, was clearing out his things. There was a memory attatched to almost every article of his clothing, and other possesions that were his. There was the Christmas sweater that he wore to the annual Christmas party; the neckties he wore on Sunday's; his favorite hats that he wore for everyday outings; the stylish brim that he wore when we were going out to dinner; his robe that ...

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Posted on July 25, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

You're hurting; your in pain.  No doubt about it.  You wonder if you'll ever feel peace again.  The loss of your sweetheart consumes your every thought.  There are so many things that were left unsaid; undone. If only you could turn back the clock.....

You can't go back in time--but you can go on from here!  Life will get better for you over time. Moving forward does not mean that you are letting go of your mate.  To the...

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How Helping Others Helps You

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

When you've suffered the loss of a mate, the grief can be overwhelming.  It consumes your every thought, and no matter what you are doing in the course of a day, your mind tends to drift back to your loved one, reminding you that they are gone.  It's normal for your loss to consume your thoughts, especially when the loss is still fresh. There is no magic number of days that you're allowed to grieve--and suddenly it's over.  No.  Grief is a process, and everyone m...

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Going It Alone

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Your “normal” has changed. You now have to adjust to a “new normal”, which consists of life without your spouse. Your daily routine may be different: You're now having your morning coffee alone. You're coming home to an empty house. You're cooking meals for one, instead of two; You're attending dinner parties and social functions alone. There is no one to cuddle and watch tv with. Life, as you've known it has changed. The world keeps t...

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Keep Moving Forward!

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 I know that losing your spouse has been a challenge, and sometimes you wonder if you can go on from here.  You have your faith; you have your family and friends, but  you don't have your soulmate. Your life has changed, and it seems like nothing will ever be the same.  Everyone tells you that you'll adapt; that the emptiness you feel now, won't last.  That you now have a "new normal" that you must adjust to, on your journey back to wholeness.  You k...

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