Frequently Asked Questions
These are all common symptoms of pet loss grief, and they are all manageable. Discover for yourself the freeing release that comes from sharing your grief.
- Are you unable to talk to friends or family because they just don’t understand?
- Do you find it difficult to enjoy everyday activities that used to bring you happiness?
- Do you feel like there is a gap widening between yourself and the rest of the world?
- Do you spend large amounts of time yearning to be with your pet again?
- Are you unable to concentrate, sleep, eat, or engage in life?
- Are you feeling immense guilt over a mistake or decision to euthanize?
Benefits of Grief Support
Humans are social animals. We have an instinctive need to belong, have our voices heard, and give and receive nurturement. When we have a death of pet, it can seem that the rest of the world is moving on, while we are stuck in place.
It can feel like those around you don’t experience grief, but the truth is loss levels the playing field for everyone. We all become instantly equal.
Sharing our grief with others is an extremely powerful tool. Groups in particular help us better understand our situation by providing real-life examples and open discussions about living with loss and grief. When we see that other people are suffering just like we are, it helps validate our own feelings of loss. It helps us give ourselves permission to grieve.