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Posted on Jun 3, 2019 in Death, Depression, Grief, Loss, News, Therapy

Grief Following Death of a Family Pet

With the intense compassion we share with our four-legged companions, it is natural to feel the excruciating sting of separation when the dreaded day finally arrives. The agony of losing your beloved pet to death can be overwhelming, and there is little anyone can do or say that makes you feel better. However, there are some ways of providing your pent-up grief a healthy release and finally, embrace the reality of life after the death of a pet. Coping strategies to help with loss of a pet Take your time More often than not, we are unable to make others around us understand the honest truth about how actively we might be grieving the loss of a pet. The fact is that you do not have to. You understand your grief best, and no one can tell you when to ‘get over it’ or ‘move on.’ Allow yourself to shed as many tears as you feel like without feeling embarrassed. Grieve as long as you need to, and let...

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Posted on Dec 2, 2015 in Death, Depression, Grief, Holidays, Loss, News, Therapy

Holiday Grief vs. Celebration

There are hundreds of reasons to feel stressed during the holiday season. But holiday grief can open up wounds that have barely healed and then you are left tending to them all over again. Be it the holidays or any kind of celebration after the loss of someone, for some the first year is more challenging and for others each year the holiday season can bring with it grief wrapped up in a new package. How can you survive the holiday season while you are still grieving the loss of a loved one? Partaking in celebrations with the same happy feel might not be easy. The holidays might never be the same again for you but you can certainly do things to make the time easier for you and maybe for your family as well. Take your time through the grieving process Grief is a personal thing. Only you know what you feel. Take time to feel your emotions and do not hurry through them just because its Christmas...

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Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Children, Death, Depression, Grief, Loss, News

Surviving the Death of a Child

It is very difficult to lose a child. Parents are not supposed to see their children die, and no parent will ever be ready for the death of a child. It is very important to understand that there is no correlation between how long a child has lived and the enormity of your loss. A parent -whether father or mother- is intimately entwined in the day to day life of their young child. The death of a child therefore leaves behind a crushing emptiness. Loss of an Older child When  an older child or an adolescent dies, it becomes more difficult as children by this age are just starting to be aware of what they can do, and beginning the road to be independent individuals. In case of the death of an adult child, the parents not only lose their child, but also a close friend and a link to their grandchildren. They lose an irreplaceable source of practical and emotional support. The parents lose their identity of being...

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