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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: IndependentOpinion
I know exactly how you feel.
But what's worse is when someone says "I'm sorry" as an obligatory sentiment. There is nothing wrong with the gesture but when you are going through a tough time those two words can be more unsettling than comforting.
The day after my father died I went on school camp and all I wanted to do was read a Michael Jordan biography and try to move on-and that's kinda hard to do when every two minutes a kid comes up to you and says "I'm sorry" because their parents told them to say that.
To this day those two words irk me and I won't offer those same two words to anyone else when they are grieving. I'll give my support or let them know that they are not alone, but I won't offer a false sentiment just because it's customary to do so.