This is the kind of thing my characters would struggle through alone, without even the cold comfort of knowing their friends shared the same burden. It's nice to know Kirk, Spock, and McCoy had this outlet, even though it wasn't spoken of aloud.
Yeah? Got some stoics in your cast?
And yeah, I'm kinda glad for it too. I've written my share of emotional stoics, and the more isolated they are, the more they tend to suffer.
They've suffered their share, to be sure.