It is very much in vogue today to encourage men to openly express their feelings, but in practice few men do so.
Such activities can be healing for grieving men and should be encouraged.
This brochure will help you know what to do and say as you offer your love and companionship to your friend.
Someone he loved has died and you would like to help him during this difficult time.
Men are generally thought of as the "protectors" of the family.
You can help by offering a "safe place" for your friend to mourn. Around you, he doesn't have to be strong because you will offer support without judgment.
The grief experience naturally creates a turning inward and slowing down on the part of the mourner, a temporary self-focus that is vital to the ultimate healing process. Masculinity is equated with striving, moving and activity.