Re: Can't Stop Crying and Overwhelming Saddness
I agree, We all process grief differently, and we should take the time to mourn our losses before moving on. No one can decide when it is "normal" for anyone else to get through the mourning process. You will likely be able to begin to focus on all the good things the dog brought to everyone's life, and how happy you are to have had such a sweet animal in your life in good time.
You sound like a very sensitive and caring person and that will always make you more affected by these kinds of things. Just know that about yourself and allow yourself the extra space to process events in life.
Crying is always a healthy release, and holding in our feelings in can lead to our feelings being pushed deeper down, where they can be difficult to bring back up later.
Use this time to take extra good care of yourself, hot baths, pamper yourself and make sure you keep hydrated and well fed and rested, as much as possible.
Reaching out like you have done here is also a great way to ease yourself of the feeling of isolation you can get. You are not alone, we all have to go through difficult times, and having the comfort of others makes the pain pass faster.
Another dog lover...