In this BlogTalkRadio program, Tom Golden, MSW and I discuss male grief and mourning. Tom’s book, Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing is a good resource for men who are mourning a loss and for women seeking to understand the masculine grieving process.
Many men and women who have been involved with abusive, high-conflict and/or personality disordered partners often have a difficult time grieving the loss and letting go of the hopes and dreams they attached to their partners and exes. This is to be expected.Mourning the loss of someone who has repeatedly hurt and betrayed you is typically more complicated and painful then mourning the loss of someone for whom you have primarily positive feelings. This can be confusing for men who believe they should feel relief to be free of an abusive partner.
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