Shrink4Men Radio is back tonight, Monday, January 16, 2012 at 9pm EST with you host Dr Tara J. Palmatier and her guest, author and MSW, Tom Golden, an expert in male grief and mourning.
Tom's book, Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing is an excellent resource for men who are mourning a loss and for women seeking to understand the masculine grieving process.
Many men and women who have been involved with abusive, high-conflict and/or personality disordered partners often have a difficult time grieving the loss and letting go of the hopes and dreams they attached to their partners and exes. This is to be expected.
Mourning the loss of someone who has repeatedly hurt and betrayed you is typically more complicated and painful then mourning the loss of someone for whom you have primarily positive feelings. This can be confusing for men who believe they should feel relief to be free of an abusive partner.
We will be discussing these issues for the first 20 minutes or so of the program and then we will take your calls. Tom will only be available for approximately an hour, so if you would like to talk to him, please be sure to call (+1 310 388 9709) or Skype in early.