Our Dog Died….and Why You Shouldn’t Judge Grief

I took this photo the morning he was euthanized.
Never one to pass up a chance to enjoy the warmth of the sun. Image credit: Author

Excusing myself from obsessing over a friend’s dead dog or grandfather was liberating.

Speaking of cats…we have one of those too. Another pet death awaits me… Image credit: Author
Mid-hike in the White Mountains, NH. Image credit: Nate Stell

I was on the receiving end of grief judgment and I didn’t like it.

Soon after my sister died in 2017, I joined a Facebook group for people who had lost siblings. Scanning through the posts I noticed that twinless twins seemed to be getting more compassion than the rest of us. Particularly identical twins. My heart feels for any sibling who has experienced the death of a sister or brother and I was really ticked that members assumed that a twin would hurt more than the rest of us. I was on the receiving end of grief judgment and I didn’t like it.

Image Credit: Emily McDowell & Friends
Abe enjoying the freedom of the woods with my nephew. Image credit: Author
Airball | Image credit: Author

Navigating sibling & parent loss and trying to change the way people support each other in grief. Founder at www.hereforyou.co

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