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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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The fourth stage of grieving according to John is a sort of bargaining with the Almighty in an attempt to seek explanation as to why this individual was singled out for the misfortune.
They were able to re-orient themselves toward caring for new patients and to integrate the grieving experience into their clinical practice, increasing their ability to be compassionate (Brunelli, 2005).
Within the nursing literature related to loss and grieving, various nursing scholars have reflected on a human science nursing philosophy as a guide to practice.
It is helpful to be aware of some of the general Dos and Don'ts about expressing caring and support for grieving people.
As an example, the authors speak about the sense of relief that grieving individuals may feel after a family member has succumbed to a lengthy illness.
Even books designed for children that are about nature and the cycle of life can comfort grieving adults.
Interestingly, we don't know what he may be grieving over.
One woman complained after the death of her two teenage sons in a car accident that her husband wasn't grieving because he wasn't crying.
When a friend dies; a book for teens about grieving & healing.
Social support during the grieving process facilitates coping and also increases the chances of gaining compensatory support after losing a spouse (Baarsen & Groenou, 2001).
Certainly, the suggestions reflect the vast amount of experience the Foundation has had with grieving children and teenagers.
These general considerations can enhance the quality and nature of supports that are provided to the grieving child or youth.
emphasizes the experiences rather of grieving adults than of grieving children.
Additional counselors were summoned to the continuation school Monday morning to help grieving students, the vice principal said.