How to Properly Grieve The Loss of Your Pet

A loss of any kind is painfull but when its a beloved pet- we are told to get over it, or its just a dog..does this sound familiar? if it does read on.

wDear Friend,

All pet lovers have to face the death of their pets, sooner or later.

Other people don’t understand what it’s like. They may think that “it’s just a dog,” “only a cat,” or “just a rabbit.” But you and I know that the pain of loss that we feel is very deep and very real.

You see, it’s not only the loss through the death of your animal…but also the losses of companionship, comfort, security and love…that cause your pain.

Robin Jean Brown faced that journey when her beloved companion animal died in April 2005 after a long, painful ordeal with brain cancer

Many people don’t understand this truth: “Grief is like a raging river. In order to get to the other side, you must swim through it. And if you avoid swimming through, you’ll never get to other side.” Myth#1: You should “just get over it.” Truth: When people say this to you, it’s based on the faulty assumption that you get closure to your mourning when you have only pleasant memories of your pet. But not everyone can achieve quick resolution on their own to such a profound loss. You see, one cannot fully appreciate pleasant memories unless one has unpleasant memories to contrast them with Myth#2: Time heals all wounds. Just give it enough time and you’ll no longer feel so bad. Truth: Time by itself does not heal the pain. It’s what you do with your time that matters Some people may have intimate bond when they… “live with a companion service animal or see their pet as a life partner or a child !What to do if a child’s pet dies. Make a mistake, and your child’s grief can become worse. Handle this correctly, and it will ease your child’s experience and help them cope and fully recover which is the most important! does it feel like you are alone in the world ..that nobody understands the bond that you and your pet shared? well i do know whats it like i have lost many pets over the years..but none hurt as much as when i lost henry my little chahuahua i got him from a friend that was moving anf could not take him with her. he looked like that taco bell dog from the taco bell commercial,s he was so gentle and slept in my bed from day one..everybody who saw him wanted to take him home! Have you noticed that most people are dismissive of you and don’t seem to understand the pain you’re going through? Does it seem like they’re often more polite than they are truly empathetic? i had to deal with this from the very woman who gave henry to me! i was told get over it he was just a dog!! i mean come on he was more than that at least to me. well even though i spent months missing him sister told me that grief in any form is hard but that people just think that the loss of a pet is not a big deal but their wrong It’s difficult for the public to realize how powerful the mind is, and how much pain the mind can give you. When you’re depressed, it’s as though this committee has taken over your mind, leaving you one depressing thought after the other. You don’t shave, you don’t shower, you don’t brush your teeth. You don’t care.”!! she gave me this this link brought me to a book that has helped me so much!! not only was i able to move on ..but i can think about him now ..and smile!!<a href=”” target=”_top”>Click Here!</a>

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