Year: 1979 Source: Psychology, v.16, no.1, (Spring 1979), p.45-47 SIEC No: 19880637

This article describes a number of different ways in which widows of older men refused to be interviewed after the deaths of their spouses. Some preferred to “forget about” the circumstances of the death. Others felt stigmatized by the suicide & didn’t want friends & relatives to know about the manner of the death. Others resented the request for an interview as an invasion of their privacy. Some started the interview but didn’t finish it & others agreed to an interview but went out to avoid it.