March 15 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, March 15, 2021

Another difference between the masculine and feminine styles of grieving is the masculine is private and quiet while the feminine is emotionally expressive and relationship-oriented. Unfortunately, in our culture we sometimes equate the feminine with doing the work of grief and the masculine as not. I know I’m guilty of pushing my husband to talk about things when he was doing just fine processing them in his own way. It helps me to hold this masculine and feminine grieving lens to make space for others’ unique ways of healing.

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