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How do I overcome the grief from my cat's death

What books/activities/other resources will help me get past this horrible sadness. [more inside]
posted by Librarypt on Oct 10, 2014 - 39 answers

What to say when "Fine, and you?" feels like a betrayal?

I've had a truly awful year, and in April my much beloved pet died suddenly leaving me completely devastated with guilt and grief. Among the things I no longer seem to be able to do is answer the innocuous "How are you?" question from acquaintances and colleagues. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by girl flaneur on Jul 31, 2014 - 42 answers

What does "I don't want to talk about it" mean, practically speaking?

A dear friend of mine who lives far away has lost two of her three cats to sudden, upsetting illness, in the space of a week. She has implied that she's not interested in talking about it, which I can understand. [more inside]
posted by Sokka shot first on Jan 8, 2014 - 20 answers

Supporting a friend who may lose a pet

How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2011 - 19 answers

My friend thinks she's selfish for wanting her dogs back.

How do I convince my friend that she didn't make a mistake in choosing to put her dogs down, and that she's not selfish for missing them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 - 27 answers

What should I do for my friends whose cat just died?

My good friends' cat just died. What can I get them/do for them? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Apr 26, 2008 - 27 answers

I don't know whether it's time to put my dog down or not.

I don't know whether it's time to put my dog down or not. Long, rambling, a few gross details - but your help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Aug 31, 2007 - 15 answers

Animal companion grief

What steps do you take to grieve companion animals? [more inside]
posted by vers on Jun 15, 2007 - 29 answers

Consoling a loved one over a dying pet.

Help me do something nice for somebody whose beloved dog is dying. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Jul 31, 2006 - 31 answers

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