Masked Grief

From time to time, we write a draft topic as it comes to mind, but it isn’t always the right time to publish it when it has come to mind.

This topic is one of those, we wrote a draft with no title, and the topic remained that way until now. We came across a term that we could relate to that made us want to find out more.

This topic is blended with the draft we had written blended with the new information we have since come to discover…….

Please see Masked Grief which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. Illustrative examples/quotes: masked grief
  3. YouTube Video Celine Dion – and our thoughts of how we relate to this
  4. Masked Grief
  5. Our Final thoughts/Our YouTube video

© Copyright 2019 Grief Probate Journey Blog *PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SOURCED FROM UK and AMERICAN WEBSITES* It is also based on our own experience. *We are not experts in this field, we are speaking purely on our own experience with information sought from the internet to give further examples.

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1. introduction

From time to time, we write a draft topic as it comes to mind, but it isn’t always the right time to publish it when it has come to mind, or it might not even be a plan to publish it as a topic. It is sometimes just a way of releasing feelings at that specific moment in time. The writing for this came about because we had been:

  • Thinking and processing our thoughts and feelings along our grief journey
  • Processing how we have and are dealing with our loss.
  • Taking in stories that we read or see that relate to us.

It was one of those random moments when thoughts and feelings take over, with no defined purpose of becoming a topic. This is what happened here, we wrote a draft with no title, and the topic remained that way until now. We came across a term that we could relate to that made us want to find out more.

The term we came across was:

“Masked Grief when experienced you may not be aware that symptoms such as anger or impulsive behaviour are related to a loss”

Within the article it then goes on to say:

“Masked grief is a form of complicated grief. This type of complication arises when you decide to push your feelings down. You suppress your grief and mask it with what you perceive to be more “normal” behavior”.

My sister and I can most definitely relate to this statement. This is how we have and are dealing with everything we have gone through from the moment our Dad was hospitalised in September 2016. Very often we say we are aware it is probably not the best way to deal with things, but for us, it has become the only way we know how.

For these reasons we are grateful we have a platform to share these things that we find out. There could be others going through something similar, or someone could know someone going through something similar.

We are living through challenging times worldwide, our mental state of mind and wellbeing is even more important, self-care is also important. Because of this, we will do our best to continue trying to help share and spread awareness of matters.

This topic is blended with the draft we had previously written and the new information we have since come to discover, we have given it a title and we are now able to publish it.

Please see Masked Grief:

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2. Illustrative examples/quotes: masked grief

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3. YouTube Video Celine Dion – and our thoughts of how we relate to this

Randomly we discovered an interview with Celine Dion speaking about the loss of her husband. One of the things Celine Dion stated is that when she learnt her husband had been diagnosed with cancer her body shut down. You get on with what you have to do…

This is exactly what happened to my sister when I Dad was hospitalised in September 2016. These feelings did not happen right away, but once we realised things were not at all straightforward and we were faced with new situations every single day, this is when we started shutting down our feelings and emotions and focusing on what needed to be done to help our Dad whilst he was in the hospital. This has been us up until this very day.

This is exactly how my sister and I feel. Just recently my sister was speaking of a memory as we were listening to music. It sparked a memory of our Dad sitting playing his music and the joy in his face when doing it.

Memories of videos recorded showing our Dad and my sisters eldest son together. We forgot he used to call him Dad. Hearing our Dad’s accent, and how natural they were together as Dad and Grandad, their own special loving bond. The hat of our Dads that Antonio would always put on as soon as he saw our Dad.

It made me realise that I am shut down. We both are shut down, to the point these memories are locked away.

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Outstanding musical legend Celine Dion broke down on stage when she lost her husband and the love of her life to cancer. Devastated and with no one to turn to, Celine began to spiral and her body shut down. The media pressured her to move on, but the grief was unbearable. How did Ryan Reynolds get through to Celine?

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👉 2:424:17 After the lost of René and the downfall of Celine

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4. Masked Grief

4.1 Masked Grief: 10 Things to Know About Stuffing Your Grief

Masked grief is a form of complicated grief. This type of complication arises when you decide to push your feelings down. You suppress your grief and mask it with what you perceive to be more “normal” behavior”.

4.2 Masked Grief

(5 Sept 2017) — “The term Masked Grief relates to those situations where the griever has become so adept at suppressing their feelings of emotional pain that”…

4.3 What is masked grief?

“Masked grief is grief that the person experiencing the grief does not say they have –– or that they mask. This can be common among men, or in society and cultures in which there are rules that dictate how you must act, or appear following the loss of someone close to you”.

4.4 Masked Grief: Definition, Examples & How it Works | Cake Blog

(8 May 2020) — “Every person has their way of coping with loss, death, and bereavement. Whether they choose to accept their loss or suppress their emotions”…

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5. Our Final thoughts/Our YouTube video

 We hope this topic might be of use to those who read it. Romero’s final words are, try to tell people how you are feeling, try to be brave and not scared to tell people.

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