"Over the years, there have been great changes in the social phasing of mourning in America. Until fairly recently, people in mourning were expected to wear dark clothes, often black, and to sequester themselves; to attend a movie a month or two after a spouse's death would be shocking. Now many feel that the opposite is true and that displaying grief in a public fashion is in bad taste. Private life is now more and more separated from public view".
Should one's grief be molded by what is socially acceptable?
What guidelines should be followed for grieving in public?
How did your family show grief - stoic grief, avoided grief, time-limited grief?
Are these social norms healthy or do they hurt us emotionally?
Is Grief supposed to fit in a box that is tucked away and not reopened?
Be curious about the various ways in which you see and feel that society has imposed its restrictions on how we grieve and pave your own pathway to supporting another person's grief and your own bereavement.