Grieving Pets ~ Does this feeling ever go away on its own? ~ Myth #8

Grieving Pets is not something we ever want to experience. When we do there are times we seriously want those painful feelings to magically go away.

We have all been there.

I know I have. Plus, each and every one of my clients have said, “Wendy, why do I have to work so hard to feel better?

Yet before I help you with this myth. There are 11 mini-articles that I am sharing with you about how to recognize and survive the myriad myths that come up during this special time of change.

Lets quickly look at the Grieving Pets myths we covered so far. You can click on their links to read more.

Myths on how to deal with the grief of losing a pet…just click on the number to be taken to that article

#1 ~ It is Selfish and extravagant to mourn and grieve the death of a pet when our world has so much human suffering.

#2 ~ You must follow the seven stages of grief in exact order so you can truly heal your pain.

 #3 ~ There is a right and wrong way to grieve.

 #4 ~ The best thing to do is to grieve and mourn alone, especially because it is just a pet.

 #5 ~ I have to be “Strong” in my grief.

 #6 ~ Grief will always feel the same and shouldn’t take long to deal with.

 #7 ~ No one gets my pet grief, and I am alone in what I am experiencing.

 Now for Myth #8 ~ Grieving Pets will go away without work.

 Debunking—Many of my clients call me when they have just gotten the news that their pet is going to die or they are experiencing grief after their pet has died. They feel a tremendous amount of grief and just want it to go away FAST.

It takes work to heal your pet loss grief and when Grieving Pets the feelings will not go away on their own. Yet, they WILL change over time.

I encourage you to feel comfortable and take time with your emotions and journey.

Your pet is really special to you. The journey of Grieving Pets is important for you to experience. Let your emotions happen and experience them. If you feel like the emotions will go away on their own it can be a difficult journey for you.

And as many of my clients say, “The Grieving Pets journey has a life of its own, especially this one as it has a great talent of surprising you when you least expect it.”

So it is better to actively acknowledge, process, and experience it than to stuff it down only for it to pop up in surprising, very unwelcoming times and forms.

 Here is a vital Action Step that you can practice right away to get the immediate care that you need.

Myth #8 Action Step

Pick one pet loss grief emotion that you are experiencing. Pick an emotion that is particularly strong that supports Myth #8. Write that emotion down on the top of the page. Then list the ways in which you are going to work on healing your heart.

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Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL is a leader in the field of pet loss grief support, animal communication, and animal mediumship. She is the founder of the Center for Pet Loss Grief and Center for Animal Communication.  She provides wisdom, joy, and compassion for grief relief in her practice. If you would like to contact her please click here. You can find her books on Amazon.