All of us experience losing loved ones at some point in our lives. I recently lost my grandmother and my pet cat within a span of two weeks. I was alone when news of my grandmother's demise reached me. It hit me hard. Memories of her flooded through my mind like flashing images. It was the same with my pet cat. A few days have passed and I am more composed. The grief does not overwhelm me anymore. But I cannot get over it. I wake up and check my cat's bed everyday, knowing that it will not be there. When I call my grandfather, I imagine my grandmother sitting beside him, watching a religious channel on the television.
I've plunged myself into happy TV shows and anime, to take my mind off it. And they do. But only until they end. I've tried talking to others about this. They have all told me that it will get better with time. But I do not know if the sorrow will go away or I will simply learn to live with it better.
How did you deal with loss?