You never anticipated the impact grief would have on your relationships. With some friends, it strengthened your relationship in a way that nothing else could. With some, it established new relationships that otherwise would likely never have been made.
But the sad part is that there are a few relationships – some very close, some more casual, that will be forever damaged by this experience. Some people who you thought you could count on during difficult times, just were or still are absent. Other people, truthfully insensitive, saying or doing things that hurt you in ways you never imagined possible.
You sometimes realize that some people, due to their own life circumstances or past, just don’t have the capacity to do the right thing or be present for you and you try to let them off of the hook and it go.
But it would be unrealistic to pretend that your child's death won’t affect some relationships in the long run.