Conversations with Guilt

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My Mission

I'm on a one-woman campaign to stomp out guilt, the kind of guilt that clings like a leech to the coattails of our grief. It pains me to see good, loving people feeling guilty about uncontrollable circumstances surrounding the loss of their pet. Granted, there are circumstances where heinous acts deserve the roughest of guilt trips but for most people this isn't the case.

Anyone who knows me or has spent time on our site knows I can be pretty long-winded. "Conversations with Guilt" is no exception but I feel this subject is important. I've heard from far too many people who feel guilty for pet-related decisions they've made or accidents that have occurred. If you're suffering from guilt over the loss of your pet it's my hope you'll find something here to help you.

We don't "get over" our losses and just move on, we learn to live differently. Although I personally don't believe in the concept of closure I do feel we need to let go of destructive emotions that have no positive effect on our lives. Guilt is completely ineffective in helping us to cope with our loss.

Thank you for your time and willingness to read on. There aren't enough words to show our appreciation to each and every one of you. Your pain runs deep and it is our most sincere wish that you can find comfort in knowing that you aren't alone. You are never alone.

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