Anger is a temporary response to the overwhelming outrage and frustration of having lost your pet. We may want to lash out at or alienate people around us if they disappoint us in their support; “It was just a pet”! Sometimes, distancing yourself may be the best way to handle this temporary anger.

The feeling of being alone is overwhelming, we feel misunderstood and are prone to overreacting. And certain distressing situation may create distorted reactions. Anger is a tangible feeling and we use it as an emotional substitute. It is normal to experience the crushing pain of mourning, but to continue living in misery is optional. We must give ourselves permission to heal.

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