The Facebook COO is returning to work 10 days after her husband's sudden death while on vacation

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is returning to work 10 days after the sudden death of her husband Dave Goldberg.

Facebook will hold a moment of silence to honor the late SurveyMonkey CEO, a spokesman for the social network confirmed.

Sandberg, 45, will resume her duties with a modified schedule that will allow her to spend more time with the couple’s two young children. She has also temporarily suspended work travel and will only work during the hours her children are in school.

Goldberg, a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, died on May 1 after reportedly suffering severe head trauma during a family vacation in Mexico, according to the prosecutor’s office in Nayarit State. Mexico. He was 47.

According to tech blog Re/code, Sandberg decided to return to work after receiving advice from a child psychologist who suggested that kids benefit when grieving families get back to their daily routines.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been supportive of Sandberg – posting a tribute to her late husband on Facebook, attending his memorial and encouraging her modified schedule.

“Dave was my rock,” Sandberg wrote in an emotional tribute on Facebook last week. “When I got upset, he stayed calm. When I was worried, he said it would be ok. When I wasn’t sure what to do, he figured it out. He was completely dedicated to his children in every way – and their strength these past few days is the best sign I could have that Dave is still here with us in spirit Things will never be the same – but the world is better for the years my beloved husband lived.”