Husbandless friends invalidate concerns



December 11, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Dear Carolyn: I have a close, small group of friends whom I have known for decades, and two of them are divorced, both more than five years ago. We have always shared things that bother or hurt us in our lives.

When I complain about some hurtful thing my husband has said, or about a problem in our retirement plans, they both remark, “At least YOU have a husband.” I know they both went through hell, but I don’t understand why I am not allowed to have feelings and express them anymore. I hate that our friendship dynamic has changed. Am I being silly about this? — D.


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