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He put a big front for the family, for his parents and my mom's family. Widowers cried at funerals and when talking about their wives.As soon as the funeral was over, he was left alone. Children knew their fathers were crying in private, often at night, thinking no one would notice.Both stated that widowers tried to remain "strong" when in public, crying infrequently in front of family members.Widowers seemed to think this would be helpful to their children.Fathers with disabled children became more involved caregivers than they had been previously.The widowers had difficulty expressing their grief outwardly.Widowers and children also reported feeling the presence of deceased wives/mothers as they made funeral arrangements and made personal and family life decisions. Eleven of the 14 widowers were still working at the time of their wife's death.
They became involved in family work, spent more time with children individually and in a group, and performed housework, home remodeling, meal preparation, and child care for dependent children.Widowers' membership in their established religions was instrumental in the widowers' coping with their wives' deaths.Membership, understanding of, and faith in stated doctrines provided hope.Although I had some good male friends, I just didn't feel like I could go over and say, "Let's have a piece of cake and a good cry." It is hard to go to someone's house and say "I really need to talk about the death of my wife." You know, guys just don't do that.So, I ended up working out a lot of things on my own.