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  •  Yes, it does. (1+ / 0-)
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    if I used the term golf-widow and someone made a stink about it, I'd write them off as a nut case.

    Grieving people are quite often mistaken for nutcases.  I am not grieving as I did, but there are certain phrases I will never hear the same way again.

    I assume you are not an actual widow/widower yourself.  All of the ones I know who have shared their thoughts with me on the subject feel the same way, so I'm not unusual.

    I also find it offensive when divorced people tell widows they are "lucky" because ex-spouses don't go away.

    So too do I find it offensive when people tell childless widows it's a good thing they didn't have children.

    People are often surprised at the way certain words of "comfort" affect the ones meant to be comforted.

    There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who know binary and those who don't.

    by JBL55 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 07:29:23 AM PDT

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