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My heart goes out to you on losing your sweet Maggie - I had a similar experience. He was also with me all day and I also loved him way more than I even liked a lot of humans. I told him every day that he was a way better person than most people.
It took me at least 6 months before I stopped crying every single day - I considered therapy. Some days I would totally lose my composure and start sobbing uncontrollably - thank goodness I telecommute.
It seems to me that the amount of time it takes to transition into fond memories from sadness can be lengthy when your girl was highly integrated into every hour of your day. Be kind to yourself, create a photo album with real photos perhaps, frame a few favorite pictures, and don't ever feel bad for how you feel or how long it takes to feel better. In time, you will figure out what things will bring you joy again. Until then let yourself grieve and work through your sadness - its not weird to feel empty and at a loss, and you are not alone.