men and grieving
Men and Grieving
Men don’t grieve, or do they? Men who grieve are something that is rarely seen in today’s society. This past year my grandfather, Lynn Osborne, passed away and I suffered a great loss. This man was my grandfather, my father, and my true best friend. Throughout my life, he taught me many things and without him I thought I could not go on living. In my eyes, there was no point in being here. I would rather it have been me so that way I could still see him.
This was a very difficult time for me and it still is, but I am not alone. Many men have the same problem dealing with the loss of a loved one, but we have a strange way of showing it. We have a certain finitude when it comes to showing our emotions. Men do grieve, but in a different way than women. They just “bottle-up” their feelings and do not express their pain.
As young boys, they were told, “big boys don’t cry.” That i...