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  •  Absolutely. Confirmation is what she is needing, (6+ / 0-)

    I think.  She feels like she can't trust her own emotions or thoughts. She needed the comfort of confirmation from the rest of us to feel ANGRY at the murderer, for instance.  (I know, right?  !!  Of COURSE you can be angry!)  She is doing a lot of "Nice people" aren't "supposed" to feel ___ (fill in the blank) stuff to herself.  

    I hope if she keeps hearing from all of us that she is normal and she reads how absolutely discombobulating even "normal" death is for anyone that she will give herself permission to trust her emotions.    

    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle stand like a rock." Attributed to T. Jefferson

    by koosah on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 08:09:46 AM PST

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