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MyNDTALK - Grieving Pet Loss - Russell Friedman

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MyNDTALK - Grieving Pet Loss - Russell Friedman

Your relationship with your pet is special--it's a bond that is very different than those that human beings share with each other. When a beloved pet passes away, people often resort to incorrect mechanisms to deal with the grief, such as trying to move too quickly past the loss (dismissing the real impact), or even attempting to replace the pet immediately. When a pet is gone, many people understand - but too many others do not. Comments like "are you going to get another?", "he/she was just a xxx, what's the big deal?", "you can always get another pet!" are often said in an attempt to support and help heal. And yet - they do not. Listen to Russell Friedman and learn about the grief of the loss of a pet - and what you can do to be supportive.