When a person experiences the death of a loved one, whether it is a person or a pet, people always seem to have expectations of how they should feel. Often times, those around them also have expectations of how long it should take someone to “get over that death”.
Be kind to yourself. Have NO expectations. You will not “get over” your grief. There is not a right way to grieve. There is not a time frame or time limit. There is not a proper way to grieve. The emotions that you will experience will run the gamut. Different memories may bring sadness, smiles, laughs, tears…………and they can literally come at any time. Even years down the road. Your love has no expiration. You will always love them.
And it’s o.k.
Do not ever allow anyone to make you feel bad for your feelings. No one is allowed to minimize the depth of your grief or how it will manifest itself.
It never gets better, only different.
Sending peace to your heart.