Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Grieves with Other Widows

May 20, 2015

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Grieves with Other WidowsSometimes when people share a common loss, they automatically feel a bond, although it’s unfortunately over something they all do not cherish. It seems like widowhood is one of those things, a club that you become a part of but don’t really want to be in.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook recently lost her husband and found herself flooded with sympathy from other grieving widows. Women who felt her pain and understood what kind of hurt she was going through posted and commented on her Facebook page.
Sandberg attended her daughter’s soccer game days after her husband, 47-year-old SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, passed away and sat down next to another widow. In a Facebook post she wrote, “I sat down — and before we had said 10 words to each other, I felt completely understood. She told me that she was reliving her loss through mine — and I did not even need to tell her how I felt.”
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