March 8 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, March 8, 2021

Continuing with our theme of “Masculine & Feminine Grieving,” one of the big differences between the two styles is the masculine is more active and the feminine is more interactive. Someone who is grieving in a masculine way wants to do something with the grief. These people link their grief to creative, practical and thinking actions – some examples include, exercising, building, honoring their loss through work, starting a scholarship or writing letters to the person who died.  On the other hand, someone who is grieving in a feminine way wants to relate the story to someone else. These people want to talk about their losses and feel the nurturing support of others. Each of us engages in a combination of these masculine and feminine styles of grieving.  

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