The loss or anticipatory loss of an animal companion can be extremely challenging. Our pets are often one of our primary sources of unconditional love and emotional support. They become an integral part of our daily lives. Indeed, they are family members.
Loss often goes unacknowledged or under-appreciated in our society, and this is especially true of the loss or anticipated loss of a beloved pet. It may be difficult for others, particularly those who do not have close bonds with animals, to understand the depth of your grief. They may make well-intentioned statements of consolation that can feel invalidating, and leave you feeling more isolated.
It can be highly beneficial to have professional support to guide you through the grieving process. Clear Spaces Counselling Services offers support in Central Toronto in the comfort of your own home.