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When Men Grieve by loojeen When Men Grieve by loojeen
I couldnít wait to post this deviation just one day before moving to my Mom! It looks like itís going to be for 2 weeks or so! :)



:bulletblue:Generally speaking, I believe that t when men grieve; they tend to cave in inside themselves, they prefer to be left alone until they get it out of their system! Of course u neednít to know that this case is totally unlike women :):laughing: </b>


:bulletblue: This humble deviation is dedicated to my dear friends who were kind enough to have it featured :giggle: :love:


:bulletred: Featured by dear Anne :iconruskatukka: [link] :love:
:bulletred: Featured by dear JR :iconttl-photoworks: [link] :hug:
:bulletred: Featured by beautiful :iconwhitebook: [link]
:bulletred: Featured by Mordachai :iconmordachai71: [link] =D
:bulletred: Featured by dear Ann :iconheretyczkaa: [link]
:bulletred: Featured by dear Marc :iconrdalpes: [link] :love:
:bulletred: Featured by dear Christiane :iconscheinbar:[link] and [link] :love:




Credits :heart:

From SXC

Girl [link]
Tree [link]

:iconnight-fate-stock: [link]
Texture by
:iconxnickixstockx: [link]

:iconnight-fate-stock: background [link]
:iconro-stock: Abstract-Glow brushes [link]
Foreground from my Iranian friend ď kavehfa ďon flickr [link]
:iconarmathor-stock: model [link]
Donít try to find it! It seems that she had removed dozens of male stock pix! :cry:
I had this pic since 2 years now! =D

Texture by Eric :love:
:icongrandeombre-stock: [link]
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Excellent composition and subject.  It has been featured here: www.facebook.com/groups/566248…
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:icondidooo:
DiDoOo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Wow :D
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:iconphilippegaravel:
PhilippeGaravel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful !!! :love:
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Wonderful works!
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
:wow: Amazing work! :clap:
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:iconzzzsoleyeszzz:
zzzSoleyeszzz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Artist
Now what should I read into the fact that you have resubmitted this one??? :confused:
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Fantastic work :)
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zorro29 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
excellent , been a while since i have seen some new stuff from you Maha, i hope you are keeping well
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:iconscheinbar:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured:
[link]
hope you like it :flowerpot:
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:iconetherealstyle:
etherealstyle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Tocca nel profondo del cuore è un immagine bellissima:love:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
I do agree with the concept.
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:iconrdalpes:
rdalpes Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Bonjour, a feature here[link] :wave:
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Very emotional!
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:iconfemluc:
femluc Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
wow so emotive and wonderful pic :D :clap:
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:iconpenelopet:
PenelopeT Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
a masterpiece ;)
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:icondawnallynn:
DawnAllynn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful piece of work dear, emotive, and the details well done!
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Medniex Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Nice - one! :)
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:iconruskatukka:
Ruskatukka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feature [link] Thank You :clap:
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:iconloojeen:
loojeen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Thank youuuu Anne! :hug: but I think this is the correct link where my deviation was displayed ;)[link]
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:iconruskatukka:
Ruskatukka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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carpenoctem410 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful, and a very original idea!
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:iconttl-photoworks:
TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
This wonderful image has been featured here - [link]

Have an awesome week! =D
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:iconloojeen:
loojeen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
:love: thank uuuu :hug:
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TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   Photographer
:aww:
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Excellent, really. You could capture the essence of a grieving man so well ! :thumbsup:
To see a man suffering is one of the most saddening views. We are used to see women crying, but men are taught that to be real males they need to show strength and hide feelings. How wrong! Sensitivity doesn't make them less "machos".

I enjoy very much checking the stocks when linked. Thank you so much for that! It's a great way to learn new techniques and enjoy works so much better!

:heart:
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:iconwhitebook:
WhiteBook Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Featured here [link] :love:
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:iconloojeen:
loojeen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
:blowkiss: :iconnewglomp:
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:iconrenco08:
Renco08 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work :clap:
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BlackSoliloquy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Beautiful work, I love the concept behind it, you had an amazing idea for this. The piece is really full of emotion and the black&white fits it just perfectly, it makes it look even more poetic and sentimental. :heart:
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:iconrickhaigh:
RickHaigh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here [link] :)
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:iconloojeen:
loojeen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
:aww: :highfive:
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:iconrickhaigh:
RickHaigh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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:iconpoisonuki:
poisonUki Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Photographer
можно сделать вывод,что типочег - бревно о_О
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:iconmaorione:
MaoriOne Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Digital Artist
I agree 100% also and this is a terrific composition!!!
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TheFulkrum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Glad you said "Generally". Because it's not the way in my case! :)

But this is an INCREDIBLE piece. I LOVE the colours and the concept itself is brilliant. Good job!
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:iconastarlen:
Astarlen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Photographer
i think you're right... men are afraid of ruining their "macho" image :S
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:iconzakily:
Zakily Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing and so needful....great work and even greater subject to discuss and share our thoughts...:rose: :heart:
I believe there's no difference between man and women :heart: ...the grief has the same root - missing connection with :love: ...in various conditions and aspects...
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sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
beautiful!
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:iconwhitebook:
WhiteBook Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
fantastic work and concept :clap:
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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:iconloojeen:
loojeen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
:aww: thank u Pen :love:
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:iconloojeen:
loojeen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Oooops! I meant to say Sharon!=D but I can't find it in the link provided! :lol:!sorry for my so late response , u know that I've been offline for 2 weeks :hug:
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7oodie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
gr8 work :)
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Superb image :clap:
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yashmeet135 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Men grieve differently from women. Our cultural roles make it difficult for men to look for support, and harder again to accept it. Men are so often silent, solitary mourners who immerse themselves in activity and private, symbolic rituals. They feel profoundly, but often can't express the depth of their loss.

A man is supposed to be "strong," to support, to cope, and to plan in the aftermath of loss. His own pain must be put away.

Grief doesn't discriminate between gender or culture. Our society has placed clear expectations and requirements upon our roles as men and women. Boys learn quickly what behaviour is considered inappropriate through such statements as, “Stand up and take it like a man.” “You’re the man of the house,” and the insidiously cruel "Big boys don't cry.”

Male grief tends to have four main characteristics.

1. Moderated feelings

Men have deep feelings but don't express openly, a more readily available feeling is anger. Men deal with their real feelings by redirecting their energies.

2. Cognitive Experience

Men work more with cognitions explaining their grief or with problem-focussed strategies that help them adapt and protect.

3. Problem-Focussed Activity

Men may adapt to loss by practical hands-on finding solutions to problems associated with the loss.

4. Desire for Solitude

Men don't seek support groups. They want to master their own feelings and also reflect the more practical behaviour involved in adapting to a loss.

Societal Demands on Men

Men are expected to be “in control” of life’s demands and have to submit to the following demands society has placed on them. They're expected to :-

· remain emotionally and physically strong

· always be rational

· don't cry or publicly mourn

· don't ask for support or affection —-- be self-sufficient

· remain as non-expressive as possible

· provide, not nurture

· shake hands, don't hug.
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Very informative piece from the "Grief Blog" Thank you for sharing :)
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:iconfelilly:
Felilly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Great photo, original idea!
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:iconjasmina-s:
Jasmina-S Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Beautiful work Maha :clap::clap::clap:
I can be alone in crowd...my alone world is very reach :giggle: and nice...:love:
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MAEssence Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Emotional...
Hm..most men don´t show this to the world..they do it for their own,when they are sad.
I think,it isn´t good to put feelings in a cage.
It makes depressed when it takes longer time,so why doesn´t men grieve whenever they want to?
Good work,really,it let me think over :hug:
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
really nicely done. guess having grown up with a mom and sister all my life i learned to grieve like more women do, but with a bit of the holding it in just a tiny bit. gets weird sometimes as sometimes i don't know what to do.
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