When my dog died, it was the first time I cried in 30 years.

We tend to become “emotionally invested” in our pets (whether we admit it or not).

The loss of a pet can be as devastating as any other loss (even if we don’t want to admit it).

The best “next step” is to join a support group of like minded people.
(People who have experienced similar losses)
The “Rebuilding Seminar” is such a group

You can learn from each other.