Men seek like-minded mourners
Check out this recent article in the New York Times that outlines how the grieving process can be a common ground for all types of people. Here at Blue Zones®, we stress the importance of finding the Right Tribe, that is to say, finding a social network with which you can share your thoughts, goals, and aspirations. In this case, finding the Right Tribe means being able to voice pain and grief, a very important step in the healing process.
What’s interesting to note is the gradual shift in how we understand the grieving process. While it was once thought that men grieve quicker and simpler than women, it’s now apparent that both genders grieve in complex patterns.