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Grief Support Groups Serving West Los Angeles, Encino and Agoura Hills

About Grief and Healing

Will this terrible pain ever go away? Will I ever feel good again?

Yes, the terrible pain of loss does diminish eventually and you will one day feel as you did before your spouse died. Although you will never replace your partner, there is life after death. When you are grieving deeply, it does seem impossible that you could ever feel all right again. However, the sadness, longing, guilt and depression you are experiencing is…

How do I deal with the loneliness of coming home to an empty house?

This is one of the most difficult and frequently discussed problem people face in the loss of their primary relationship and life partner. Almost everyone in the HOPE groups goes home and is alone. After years and often decades of living with other people, learning how to adjust to living alone takes time, practice, and coping skills. There is a big difference…

How do we get on with living assuming we remain single?

Most likely, your spouse filled many intimate and social roles in your life. After the death of your spouse, you have suddenly been thrust into the role of being single, an unwanted and unfamiliar position. It probably feels strange, confusing and frightening to be single again. The world looks and feels differently. Everyone seems to be in couples. Situations in daily living…

How can I deal with the feeling of guilt after my spouse’s death?

Having feelings of guilt for what we did or did not do, whether real or imagined, is a common experience for many people going through bereavement. We may have guilt for all kinds of reasons, including not being available at a time when it was needed most. The amount and intensity of guilt varies with different people and within ourselves over time,…