Time: The Best Healing Remedy
Occasionally I have people who do not get over the death of a cat. A pet, cat or dog or... are very loved and important family members. Still, it happens people are ashamed of admitting they can not get over the death of a pet so easily and they also feel ashamed towards people who lost a loved one like a child or parent.
There is like this battle going on in their minds that they should be happy they did not lose a person, and at the same time, the grief over the cat does not go away. They often do not dare to tell someone if several years have gone by, that there is still so much sadness and they develop symptoms. They often want to force the sadness away by telling themselves it could be worse it was just a cat.
Still, the death of an animal can hurt as much as any other loss it is just hard for the people who grieve longer than generally accepted. I tell them, it’s okay, we can not decide with logic how strong or how long an emotion or feeling stays. Everyone is so unique, and some just do not fit in because they need longer than everyone expects or also, they grieve less long or not at all also that can happen, but the battles in the minds stay the same. So allow yourself the time you need, you do not know how long it will last, let it be.