How does a man handle the death of a close friend, particularly when the friend dies when he’s young? The processes I followed were neither straightforward nor tightly defined. Here are three things I did. Your experience will undoubtedly look different.
If you’re poking a woman you’re interested in on Facebook, you lose any credibility as a man.
"You know crying is a good outlet for grieving.....Just saying."
"In the weeks that followed, memories snuck up on me at the strangest times, at unexpected places. Months later in the middle of a workday I was driving down a road when memories hit me anew. I needed to pull to the shoulder and sob."
"On the one hand I'm sad for people who feel so defined by their social roles they can't even grieve, on the other I'm sort of like "Who's fault is it that you've never even reflected a little on your own life?"
"I don't study and read up on how to best be a woman, because I was born a woman, and that's who I am, without special efforts."
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