Monday, October 19, 2009

Losing Your Best Friend

The sorrow associated with the recent or impending loss of a pet can be overwhelming, but there are ways to help you cope with the loss of your beloved pet. When your pet - sometimes your best friend - dies, even close friends may not know how to help you or what to say. Those who don't own pets often find it hard to comprehend the loss of the relationship you enjoyed so much. Time, of course, is the great healer. Creating a memorial can help give you closure when dealing with the loss of your pet, like holding a small remembrance service in your garden or planting a tree or plant. Talking to someone who has been through a similar experience is also a great comfort! And don’t feel silly! The sadness you may experience is valid and real. It might also help to talk to, or read books written by, those who have experienced a loss or who have professional training in this area, or scour the internet for articles that provide support on this topic.