Friends Often Don’t Understand

Friends often don’t understand our grief, so don’t take it for granted that they will contact you. Friendships are a two way street and you may have to be the one to reach out first because they may not know what to say or do.

On the other hand if you have reached out several times and they don’t respond than sadly your friendship may have run its course. This is where you are at a cross roads of what you want moving forward, and who you want to do it with.

Mary Francis, The Sisterhood of Widows

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4 Responses

  1. Ann
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    This goes for family as well – unfortunately it sometimes takes a life crisis to realize where you stand – it’s difficult but not insurmountable – although I had a hard time with this issue but 3 years out I have gained my footing

  2. Debbie Byrne
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    I have experienced this with many friends, especially my coupled friends. I’m the first one in my group of friends to lose a spouse, and most just don’t understand. Its another loss.

  3. mark wooley
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    new visitor, male 57 became mom/dad to 2 year old when wife passed in 2007,stuffed it down till now and am just realizing after moms death that i have not dealt with my wifes death.ill find the right place soon,but i do remember how it hurt to watch our couple friends fade away and you realize how superficial some friends are.I dont know if male visitors are allowed but its been helpful.

  4. Mary W Jones
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    I think many couples are fearful of facing the reality that they too will suffer a similar loss in the future so they are uncomfortable with our grief.

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