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Lonely, sad, lost...

Zoeb23

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I had a death in the family of a close relative last year July, and now recently my dog passed away. I feel so depressed and empty on the inside. I'm terrified I'll have to go through another loss in a couple months, and how would i deal with that??? I just can't cope, I feel like two pieces of my heart are gone
 

Marnie

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Im so sorry for all the losses you been dealing with. Its normal to worry about the future, esp. after dealing with so much, but you need to take care of yourself. Think of all the good things/times you had with your family member and remember your dog could have had an
entirely different life except he/she lived with you. Having this site to "talk" to others is a great help too - stay in touch.
 

Zoeb23

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Thank you
My brain has just had to deal with so much, and I also have bad health anxiety too so I'm constantly worrying something is wrong with me, these deaths have really not helped the matter. I just pray that the rest of 2020 goes smoothly
 

smilingsoul

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I lost my dog last summer. Its an aching, awful feeling - but your feelings of loss are proportional to the love and companionship your dog brought you, and reflect well on you as a person. Be gentle with yourself in your grief, its entirely reasonable and normal. I also lost my father-in-law, which hit doubly hard since my wife was grieving in addition to my loss of his relationship. Again, its a measure of the value of that relationship, and the closeness and familiarity of the people we've parted with. The pain does ease with time, although it can pop up unexpectedly along the way. When it does, you can again be gentle with yourself in your self-talk about it. Honor your pain, and remember your lost ones.
 

MainerMikeBrown

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Losing a pet hurts. People love their pets, and with good reason. Feeling sad about losing a pet is normal and can last a long time.
 
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