masculine grief

masculine grief2016-12-28T01:44:46+00:00

masculine grief


Definition A term referring to the culturally different ways in which men express grief in response to death or other significant personal loss compared to women. In general, men are less demonstrative during the grieving–as in, real men don’t cry.

Comment Tom Golden, bereavement therapist, claims there are anatomical, physiological, anthropological, and sociological reasons for these differences.

Synonym Masculine response to loss

Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing, Golden Healing Publishing, 1997 

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