Grief Counseling For Grieving Men
The myth that is not manly to grieve is quickly becoming less and less as psychology studies grief patterns. The myth that men do not grieve or that their grief is more acute but quickly gone is just not true. The days and images of men as the “Duke” or Spartan warriors are quickly fading and people are beginning to realize that the existence of grief does not weaken one’s toughness but is a universal experience critical to recovery among all people. Grief Counseling is at the forefront of helping men grieve without shame and come to a healthy recovery. With these new approaches towards men, there hopefully will be less unresolved issues of grief and less false images of what it is “to be a man”.
Perry Garfinkel (The New York Times) in his article, “Men In Grief Seek Others Who Mourn As They Do” explores how Sam Feldman dealt with the loss of his wife. He soon discovered that men grieve like everyone else and deserve a listening ear.
In 1990, Sam and Gretchen Feldman cashed out on their share of a national chain of men’s apparel stores and retired to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. There, they devoted their time to volunteer work and an active social calendar. The following years were golden ones for the Feldmans, but in 2007 Mrs. Feldman learned she had cancer. She died a year later.
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So if your a man and you are grieving, feel free to shed a tear or remember. Feel free to talk to others and allow your emotions to show and heal you. There is nothing unmanlike about crying, especially over something that is truly important and beautiful.
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