You may know there are many different grief groups out there. If you lose a loved one, you can find people who understand. Local funeral homes in Pendleton, IN often hold these groups to support people who have dealt with death in their lives. But it can be harder to find a pet grief group. Pets feel like true members of the family. They are beings that love you no matter what you look like and no matter what you have done in your day. They are there for you no matter what. When your life changes because your pet has passed on, it can feel insurmountable. There are a lot of benefits to attending a pet grief group after you go through this kind of loss.
Get Your Feelings Out
It can be hard to bring up your emotions about the loss you are suffering with others in your life. You might feel like they don’t care or don’t want to hear about it or that they won’t understand. When you attend a grief group, that’s the whole reason to go. You can talk about your pet and your feelings revolving around their death and get those emotions out so you are able to give voice to what you’ve been holding inside.
There might be some people in your life who shrug off your loss. After all, ‘it’s just a pet,’ as they would say. When you attend a pet grief group, you’ll be around others who are suffering similar losses and they will truly understand what you are going through. Use their experience to gain the understanding you need to feel validated in your grief. That’s what’s going on, after all—you’re grieving. And those that are part of the group will understand where you’re coming from.
Whenever you are grieving, you need support to get through the process. You don’t know how long the grief will last or what path it will take, exactly. But you know you will need support to get through it. And when you attend a pet grief support group, you can find the support from others that have seen the same kind of grief you are experiencing right now.
While it can be harder to find pet grief support groups than ordinary grief support groups, your local funeral homes in Pendleton, IN may have them, or may at least be able to tell you where to find them. At Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, we host pet grief support groups the fourth Thursday of every month and we want you to know you are welcome at any point in your grief. Call us for more information at (765) 649-5255 or to get more resources on grief in general. You can visit our facilities as well at 200 W 53rd St Anderson, IN 46013 and we can give you further details in person or just show up when the grief group is meeting. Our website gives more information about the group at Loosefuneralhomes.com.