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Couples Counseling | When Grief Grips Your Marriage

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Couples Counseling | When Grief Grips Your Marriage


Life and death are interconnected. Life is a reminder that, like everything that runs its course, there is an end to it – and that is why it is precious. On the other hand, death is a validation that gives meaning to a person’s existence. The thought may inspire you, but it can’t save you from grief when you lose someone, or something so deeply cherished – a family member, a friend, your health, your source of income, a pet, etc. Of these, nothing can wrap your marriage in deeper darkness than losing a child that you and your spouse love dearly.


Your Kind of Grief

Grief is a strong, basic emotion that people can experience when they lose someone or something precious. Like a salve, it can heal your loss and pain. Like a storm, it too will pass. The amount of time to let go of the feeling and move on varies from person to person. Grief has no “expiration date” or timetable – it can go on and on. It can go on to become complicated grief. It can go on for what may seem like forever. Similarly, your ways to recover from the intense emotion isn’t the same as your spouse. This is why grief is a highly individualized experience.


Grieving Alone or With Your Spouse

You will mourn and heal in your own way and time, even when you are experiencing a similar loss. You must bear your own pain and so does your spouse because grief is unique for each person. You can misunderstand each other, interpreting one’s ability to heal faster or express grief as a sign of a weaker affection. One or both of you may become overly absorbed in your own emotions, neglecting or isolating the other. You can also be confused by the new feelings you have not experienced before. Remember, though, that even when grief is personalized, you and your spouse can support each other.


The Healing Value of Marriage Counseling

It is true that the bond of marriage cannot be an all-purpose solution to the issues within the relationship. It can’t provide everything that you or your spouse may need to heal effectively, particularly when you are hurting. It is, nonetheless, possible for you to stay strong as a couple with marriage counseling, supporting each other during this trying time.

There are many possibilities to heal from grief individually, and as a couple. To prevent grief from becoming more complicated and to free your union from grief, turn to marriage counseling. There is a right fit marriage counselor independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC who can help you. Call now! 

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, Hoke County, Chatham County

Areas: Pinehurst NC, West End NC, Taylortown NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Jackson Springs NC, Foxfire NC, Candor NC, Norman NC, Ellerbe NC, Rockingham NC

Zip Codes: 27281, 27376, 28315, 28347, 28350, 28373, 28374, 28387, 28388, 28394

Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
Insurance: BCBSTricare Prime/Select, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Robin Caswell, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 5+), Individuals, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, ADHD, ODD, Trauma/PTSD, LGBTQ, Self-Harm, Military Family Life, Mood Disorders, OCD, Phobias
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Counseling Information

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: 910-420-3600 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

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Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

45 Dowd Circle Suite 5
PinehurstNC 28374

Our Mailing Address:

PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311