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Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 16:26:04 in Canada Living

“You don't know me so it is not fair to label me as emotionally needy. As for family being our number one priority.....you don't need to tell me that. My family was shattered and they are my priority.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 16:16:20 in Canada Living

“A heart attack at 13? On my....such a tragedy. I am so sorry to hear about that. It is very common for people to be afraid to say the wrong thing.....or they don't know what to do. To be honest, before my husband died, I had to idea either.”

tan2123 on Nov 29, 2012 at 08:48:53

“Yes, in retrospect I very much regret keeping my distance. I have since lost people close to me and have come to realize that any gesture is better than none. I would recommend to others to reach out if they value their friendship, or at in any least care for the other person.
Sorry for you loss.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 16:13:51 in Canada Living

“Thank you Daisee and my deepest condolences to you as well. Your words about losing oneself really hit home for me. I am at that stage right now....trying to determine who I am and what my future is going to be. I hope you find happinesss again.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 21:52:22 in Canada Living

“Very true. There are different life events that can have an impact on our friendships.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 21:33:21 in Canada Living

“I am a widow yet I am not emotionally needy and I would never have an affair with a friends husband.”

flyingfree22 on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:08:15

“You're a widow with children and you don't believe that makes you emotionally needy? Wow. You have a long way to go.

And we are all human, therefore susceptible to betrayal, the right (or wrong) circumstances makes all of us vulnerable to poor choices.

My comment is more about the rights and responsibilities of being married and having a family: they are our number one priority not our friends. We have to protect our marriages by not inviting trouble.”

tan2123 on Nov 27, 2012 at 23:04:31

“I think that flying free is rally insecure, and her relationship can't be all that solid.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 19:41:35 in Canada Living

“Exactly! We all grieve differently....there is no right or wrong.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 19:40:34 in Canada Living

“You sound like a wonderful friend. You are right...just being there for your friend speaks volumes. It is nice to know that people care and sometimes no words need to be spoken. A hug can express a thousand words.”

IndomitableSam on Nov 28, 2012 at 12:19:46

“Hopefully you have a number of people willing to offer that hug wether you've asked for it or not.

I'm going out with that friend tonight, so I'll be thinking of you, as well. I hope that every day is a little brighter than the last.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 19:37:48 in Canada Living

“very wise words....thank you.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 14:09:41 in Canada Living

“I am sorry to hear about your loss. I am glad to hear that you include him in your conversations and life. I can not imagine the pain of losing a child. Hugs to you.”

EagleFliesInSky on Nov 28, 2012 at 10:30:36

“Thank you, Ann.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 14:07:48 in Canada Living

“Thank you for sharing Sara. What your friend said is so true....death does rewrite your address book.”
Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 14:04:32 in Canada Living

“Thank you so much for reading and commenting. At this point, I can't even imagine dating again but I can certainly understand how introducing a new partner cound be problematic.”

Douglas Sinclair on Nov 27, 2012 at 18:11:27

“P. S. Note to friends of the bereaved: Don't try to set them up with someone who "would be just perfect" too blatantly. Introducing people at larger mixers though is great...most times.”

Douglas Sinclair on Nov 27, 2012 at 17:20:35

“Its true what they say about dating again too soon. All of it.”