I know what you mean K8. I have my 2 other cats; I'm going to try to give them more attention, and adjust my budget accordingly--I'll be able to feed the other 2 without straining so much with increasing prices each month, and pay off the vet bill a little faster.
I did see a lovely white cat with yellow eyes that a pet rescue group had, but I'm resisting temptation till after I go to the pet loss support group for a while.View Thread
I just wanted you to know that what you wrote speaks to me, so we're even! (lol!)
My cat died of cancer February 22, 2012. Not all of my friends are pet owners, so many of them don't understand. So, I'm going to go to a pet bereavement support group. I had her from six weeks of age to nearly 14 years of age. I miss her greatly.
Since I'm an artist, I will include her in my art work. I'm so glad she graced my life for as long as she did. Maybe I'll do a belly dance for her! View Thread
Wow, that's a precarious situation you are in. It sounds like you really love the boy.
I would be careful about listening to what other people/friends say about your relationship with your wife. If you and your wife cannot talk calmly to each other directly, could you both go to family counseling and have your issues worked on and maybe resolved that way?
I lost a lot of people in a short amount of time; then over a longer period of time. I lost myself and got sick. I wanted my old life back, too, but that wasn't going to happen.
After a lot of treatment and putting myself first, I was able to develop a support system of friends. Now I don't have all of my eggs in one basket, so to speak. And good memories of the deceased, for the most part, have replaced the sad memories.
I've filled my life with activities, as well: knitting, crocheting, painting, writing, groups with similar interests to mine, like sign language, belly dancing alone with DVDs and in groups, etc, and I still go for individual and group therapy.
It took 11 years before they finally got medication that worked for me; that was quite difficult, but I never stopped believing.
I still miss the loved ones, but from a different view point, and in a different way. I guess I've found acceptance, which has brought me a kind of peace.
I hope that you will be able to look on the bright side of each day again.View Thread