12 Feb '15, 2am

Coping with a pet's passing away

Coping with a pet's passing away

Photo Credit: Jim Corwin's PhotoStream Compfight cc Chelsea, one of my favorite friends, moved on almost a year ago. Yet, I'm still grieving. My friend's a German shepherd who's not just a pet friend to me; she's actually family. So, as I continue to mourn her passing, I realized there are steps that are helping me cope with my loss. Let me be clear about one thing — every person grieves differently. Some of the methods I will mention here will work for you and some may fall flat. I suggest, you pick up the ones that jive with your personality and throw away the others. 1. I acknowledged that I was grieving. Psychology has established that once you accept you are grieving, you have minimized the problem by around 50%. On the contrary, denying that you're grieving doesn't help at all. It has the opposite effect on the situation. And just because other people find it weird t...

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