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I shut them out, now I want them back


Judith Martin 

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a 56-year-old woman who lost her job in late December. I was devastated and stricken with grief and loss and sadness. I alienated my family and friends, initially because I could not bear the questions/pity.

After thinking about the whole scenario, I wish someone would have just come and sat with me.

But that never happened — only constant phone calls (which I never answered).

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