You may not understand my loss, my pain and my grief and that is okay. However, I request that you respect me and my grief journey. Understand, I am presently standing in the quicksand of unrelenting pain. The ground beneath me is unstable, my tears are drowning me and all I want to do is fall to my knees and give permission for this darkness to swallow me whole. Please respect my loss, my pain and my grief; it may take me several weeks, several months or even several years to come to terms with my loss. Please do not tell me to get over it, to move on, to “just get another pet”. If you cannot be understanding then at least be patient with me. If you cannot be either, then find the door out on your own and leave me to my healing.
Not everyone will understand your loss and not everyone is capable of supporting you through your grief journey. I am here to help you, because I truly care. I am available for online counselling appointments conducted with your health, privacy and recovery in mind.
Contact me, any time: firstname.lastname@example.org