Your cat isn’t “just a cat.” The bond you shared with your beloved kitty cat is deep, and your heart and home will never be the same. Coping with the grief and accepting your cat’s death isn’t a quick or… Read More »How Do You Accept the Death of Your Beloved Cat?
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Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the grief of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for the loss of a pet will comfort and help you cope with the death of your dog or cat.… Read More »Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat
Dogs may not grieve death the same way humans do, but they notice when someone is no longer around. Dogs may not get depressed or sad after a loss in the family – whether the family is other dogs or… Read More »Do Dogs Grieve? How to Help Your Dog Adjust After Loss
How do you survive your first Valentine’s Day as a widow? After your husband dies any Valentine’s Day is hard, but the first February 14 is particularly painful. These ideas for coping with Valentine’s Day after a husband’s death are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. February 14 is hard not just because she’s a widow, but because it’s also their wedding anniversary.
Letting go of someone you love isn’t about forgetting. It’s about loosening an unhealthy attachment to the past. It’s about finding freedom and hope from the heaviness of grief. Letting go is about healing the hurt, and allowing your natural strength and resilience help you blossom into who you were created to be.