rustypouch: BigJake: I would expect most non-mentally ill people to grieve for a lot longer than that for certain events. A parent losing a child, for instance. A pet, maybe not so much.Well, look at how easy it is to replace them.New pets are practically given away, and the ones they can't give away are killed.There's just a bit more in raising a kid.
casual disregard: Human nature is complicated. Our beliefs and our thoughts are complicated.I don't think anybody would disagree with that. Now introduce a machine which transcribes your thoughts and beliefs onto a screen.Everybody can see what you think or believe. And it's all public access. Give it a decade or two. It's coming.
KrispyKritter: BigJake: I would expect most non-mentally ill people to grieve for a lot longer than that for certain events. A parent losing a child, for instance. A pet, maybe not so much.You have no idea how much the loss of a pet means to people who don't/can't have children. Two weeks for grief is nothing IMHO. On the other hand, I recently bought a jewelry piece for my grieving wife. The store owner told me of her fiancee (they are older people) who cannot speak of the loss of his German Shephard 12 years on. it reduces the man to tears. He openly admitted to her he loved that dog more than his 3 children from his first marriage.I've lost dozens of friends, relatives, neighbors and classmates over the years. The worst pain I ever felt was the passing of our Chow-Chow. She was truly special, my constant companion for 10 years. I'm amazed I didn't suicide over her passing.RIP Chili 12/29/2012
if_i_really_have_to: Think about the person closest to you that you grieved for. Did you have AT LEAST FIVE of these symptoms for more than two weeks? Having five or more of the above symptoms would actually be a really extraordinary grief reaction, outside "the norm".
ourbigdumbmouth: Welcome to the New America!!! Where everyone has a mental disorder therefor no one has constitutional rights!!!Hshahshahaha!!!!'n
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