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Home » Topics » Loss of a pet » The Death of a Pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative
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    onlinecommunity
    Keymaster

    Hi everyone,

    This recent article in the Washington Post gives an honest portrayal of the devastation we can feel when we lose our beloved companion animal. It’s good to see there’s a growing understanding in the community of just how intense grief can be after losing a pet. Feel free to reach out if you’re struggling or even if you’re getting through ok and have some coping strategies to share…we’d love to hear from you. 🌸

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-death-of-pet-can-hurt-as-much-as-the-loss-of-a-relative/2012/02/21/gIQALXTXcS_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1bPnDUjiGuU1AFhM20usJz0GqLchkjJ1OnVtBTvd0zJoULPT7-oGSAJGw

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    Kerry
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    Thanks for posting this. My little girl (dog) died 12 weeks ago today and I am still struggling so much. She was 17 and we had been together since she was 6 months old. When I’m having a bad day (like today) I seem to focus on all the negative things – the times she was sick, or questioning whether I made the right choice at the end. I also think that I may not have allowed myself to grieve fully when my little boy (dog) died two years ago, and it’s coming out now as well. I’m not looking after myself properly, and I’m sleeping very badly. But, this article really helped. Thanks.

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