Grief groups are one of the most popular options for ber eaved individuals to
receive support. A wide variety of different institutions and organizations (e.g.,
religious organizations, hospices and medical facilities, and non-prof t organiza-
tions) sponsor grief groups. In this chapter I will describe several different types
of grief groups, review the empirical research on the eff cacy of grief groups,
and describe why men have been reluctant to join them. Furthermore, I will
describe the characteristics of groups that may be well suited to widowers, and
outline the practical concerns related to starting a grief group.