Being told to “man up”, “be strong”, “hide your feelings”, and all the other so-called appeals to virility are just variations on one of the six myths of grief.
Let’s cut to the chase here, guys: grief is a normal and natural response to loss – and by the way, there are more than forty life events (not just death) that can give rise to loss and grieving – and all the things we’ve been traditionally told to do when faced with loss are totally ineffective and, in my view, downright WRONG!
The tears on the inside hurt the most and only you can see them.
Straight-up, it just doesn’t have to be that way, which is the Grief Recovery Method starting point. Like the journey of a thousand miles beginning with a single steo step, the journey to recovery begins with the first word . . . let’s talk?