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Jun. 11th, 2014

Why do we feel so compelled to apologise and explain our love for our pets and our grief when they are dying?

I do so wish we could get past this. And that we could feel comfortable just saying what's happening and that we are heartbroken, and know that our feelings will be understood and accepted.

And this is coming from someone who is not inclined to mooshiness, but who does understand, and care, and grieve.

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hometime
Jun. 11th, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hope that fluffychops is ok.....
splodgenoodles
Jun. 11th, 2014 01:07 pm (UTC)
Fuzzychops is fine!! Just reflecting on things elsewhere.

(Thanks.)
sabethea
Jun. 11th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
Because our feelings on this quite often AREN'T understood and accepted, and when you're feeling wobbly you don't want to risk anyone making things worse. (When I had Post Natal Depression, I couldn't ask for help because if it had been refused, even for perfectly understandable reasons, I'd have felt worse and I just didn't have the strength to deal with that.)
aceofkittens
Jun. 14th, 2014 02:03 am (UTC)
What sabethea said, but also... well, I am completely unapologetic about the fact that I am shattered. But I'm also completely cognizant of the fact that no one wants to hear about it, so I just pretend I'm okay and don't say anything. Or if I do mention it, I just pretend, again, that I'm "okay." I already heard that "isn't she over it yet?" was part of a conversation about me, so... yeah. Anyway, glad your kitteh is doing fine!
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