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    Hi everyone,

    This morning my dog passed away after 15 years. I can’t believe it, and I’m still processing the news. She was a huge part of my life, and she was there for me through some major life experiences, including the loss of my 21-year-old brother. It feels so painful to feel life moving forward after my brother’s passing, and my dog’s passing feels like losing another link to my brother.

    I’m so thankful to have a community here where I can share my experience and my feelings, with others that understand.

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    Hi @midnights,

    I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your dog, especially since they were a big part of your life for 15 whole years, as well as such a strong connection to your brother. It must be very painful to have this loss is piling on top of your previous one. I’m glad that you find some sense of shared experience and understanding in the Griefline community, it certainly is a heartwarming pace to know that you are supported by so many people who can actually understand your feelings.

    I can empathise with your experience as I have also had a couple of close losses in the recent years, and it is important that you take the time to process this as it sounds like you’re doing. It’s clear how strong you are, just one of your losses would be profound, let alone to experience both and still have the ability to reach out for support.

    I hope you’re pacing yourself and allowing yourself the time and space you deserve at the moment. Have you got family or a close friend that you can reach out to or are supporting you during this difficult time?

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    Thank you @VMGeorge553

    Yes, thankfully I have a few people who I can talk to.


    Hi @midnights,

    I can relate to the heartache you’re feeling right now. Losing a beloved pet is incredibly tough, and I can only imagine how much more it hurts since your dog was a connection to your brother. I went through a similar experience when I lost my own dog, and it’s so important to allow yourself to grieve and feel those emotions.

    It’s fantastic that you have some people here you can talk to. It can make a world of difference to have that support system in place. When I was going through my own loss, I found comfort in sharing memories of my dog with others. It helped me to remember the good times and the joy my furry friend brought to my life. Do you have any special memories of your dog that you’d like to share? Or maybe something that always made you smile when thinking about her?

    It’s really important to take care of yourself during this time, and it’s great that you’ve reached out to the Griefline community. We’re all here to support one another, so please feel free to share your thoughts and feelings whenever you need to. And remember, it’s okay to feel however you feel, there’s no right or wrong way to grieve.

    Take care, and remember that we’re all here for you.


    I feel this so much. The emptiness. The void. So hard when they are a lifeline during trauma and with them gone, we suddenly feel adrift.

    Sending love xxx

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