Grieving process after death of a pet

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

Grieving Process After Death of a Pet

With the 11- mini articles that I am sharing with you I am helping you learn about the grieving process after death of a pet as well as how to deal with some myths while your beloved companion is reaching the end of his or her life.

Throughout this series of articles, I am addressing why it is important to find friends, family and a support team to help you during this trying time. And of course, ways to help you navigate through the muck of pet loss grief myths.

Yet before we get into Myth #4 of the grieving process after death of a pet lets quickly look at the Myths we covered so far. You can click on their links to read more or go to my podcast to listen.

Myth #1

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

Myth #2

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

 Myth #3

There is a right and wrong way to grieve

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

 Debunking ~ We have been taught that in order to be strong and independent we should not share our grieving process after death of a pet or for that matter while they are ill. It would be a burden and inappropriate to let others know how you are feeling.

Yet, it is important to reach out to others when experiencing the grieving process after death of a pet or while they are ill. You will want to protect yourself from being judged for loving and taking care of your pet.

Take your time and choose whom you can turn to for support because some people don’t understand or take pet loss seriously. Find a support group, pet loss coach, and/or friend that will allow you to talk about your grief without making you feel crazy or weird.

Myth #4 Action Step

Do you have a non-judgemental support person/team to help you with the grieving process after the death of a pet or with the news you pet is terminally ill? In what ways are they supporting you?

 

More Support!

If you would like more support please reach out to me. I have many services that can help you to never feel alone again with your pet loss grief.

Here are just a few…

Pet Hospice

Pet Loss Grief Support

Animal Mediumship

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