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what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

Remaining ignorant or uninformed about something means it will not upset, anger, or worry someone. A: "Have you told the boss about this plan?" B: "It's better that he stay in the dark about this. What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve." I just hung a picture over the hole in the wall in case the landlord ever comes by—what the heart doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve.
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grieve for someone or something

to mourn for someone or something. Don't grieve for me. I'm okay. She grieved for her lost chances.
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grieve over someone or something

to lament and pine for someone or something. Now, don't grieve over a lost cat. There is no reason to continue grieving over him.
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What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

Prov. You cannot be upset by something you do not know about. When Robbie cracked his mother's favorite vase, he simply turned the cracked side toward the wall. "What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over," he thought.
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what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

if you're unaware of an unpleasant fact or situation you can't be troubled by it. proverb
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Meaning reconstruction approaches to grief counseling involve helping the griever to process the event story of the death and to rebuild a secure attachment with the deceased by addressing the backstory of their relationship (Neimeyer, 2011).
Bereaved pet owners, like other disenfranchised grievers, perceive their disenfranchised grief as insignificant and inappropriate (Attig, 2004).
Wakefield and his colleagues had some concerns on the epidemiologic front, because they believe that the percentage of people in the country called depressive may be inflated by the false positive inclusion of those grievers who are not really depressed and should not be labeled with an illness--even if they manifest many of the symptoms of patients with depression.
A detailed description of cross-border investment in securities is available in Bertaut and Griever (2004).
The spiritual leader may know from experience that the griever is going through a significant spiritual passage, and will grow as a result, but needs to keep this image in his or her own heart, and maintain a safe and quiet place for the griever's unique journey to unfold.
I'm not a serial griever -- I'll reserve grief for my family and loved ones -- but I did feel a tangible sense of loss on hearing the news.
She proposes a dialogic, nonlinear approach to self that foregrounds the continually changing "I" of the griever and a continual movement between an always-constructed (and re-constructed) remembering and a necessary forgetting.
Though reaction to bereavement varies from child to child and by gender, the death of a parent or other loved one can bring many changes into the life of the griever.
The only human feeling besides lust for power and revenge that flourishes in such a world is grief, which burns brightly for moments until the griever is extinguished in turn.
The impact of bereavement varies widely, depending on the characteristics of the griever and the nature of the loss.
This intuition is behind most studies that relate asymmetric information to home bias, such as Ahearne, Griever, and Warnock (2000) or Suh (2000).
Griever of the Federal Reserve Board, who conducted the benchmark survey of U.
6] At the level of the shop floor were 23 design teams comprised of bargaining unit members selected by the griever and salaried employees appointed by the department manager.
In Griever: An American Monkey King in China (1987) Gerald Vizenor, Native postmodern, contributes Griever de Hocus, mixed blood Chippewa-Ojibway trickster set down in a puritanic and statist People's Republic of China.
The griever may be grieving the impossibility of women's miracles on the scale of men's devastation; she may also be clutching her head in madness at the remembered knowledge of Fraction, that the mother too gives the son for sacrifice.