Whether you're going to college, a new job or just on vacation - things couldn't get harder.
Every time you see a dog, cat or even lizard out in public, the feelings start swelling up.
All the good times you've had & the memories you share are enough to get you bawling right there. We know it's tough not having your best friend with you, but it is an essential part of life.
And to help you ease the pain, we've got 3 practical tips for you to try out.
- Have a family member or caretaker send you pictures
Nothing shows your parents how much you're thinking about them than texting:
"Hey, send me a picture of our pet NOW."
Although your parents were hoping for some love of their own, you have priorities. And some high-quality pictures of your bestie are just what you need during stressful times.
- Take Some Momentos Both of You Cherish
Have a favourite ball you play catch with?
How about a photo you can't stop gushing over?
These little items might not seem like a big deal when your bestie is around, but when you're apart, they'll help so much.
Every time you look at them, you'll be reminded of a much happier time.
It's like a charm they left behind to help you through hardship.
- Get better at accepting it & moving on
If it's a temporary situation, the pain will sting. But you can take comfort knowing you'll see your best friend soon.
But if you're in a more permanent or long term scenario like - things can be rough.
You have to remember as with anything; time heals all wounds.
It's cliche, but it's true. It never gets 100% better; there will always be bad days.
But you get better at handling the negative feelings. It's not perfect, but it's enough to get you where you need to be.