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The comments ruined her life

In some of the Danish magazines the readers are able to share their stories and experiences. Some time ago I read a story about a woman who avoided other people for 13 years. Her mother was ill and the woman took care of her for many years. They had enough money and the woman didn't really have to work. When she was in her 30's she decided to find a job anyway mostly because she wanted meet other people. At Christmas time the company where she worked arranged a party. In the past she never participated in parties and at first she enjoyed the new experience. At one point she discovered that two of her co-workers were talking about her.They called her a fat old maid and they said that she was boring. They also said other bad things about her.

The woman was extremely hurt and she quit her job because she didn't want to meet the people who said all those bad things about her. She started taking care of her mother again and for 13 years she stayed at home. She didn't talk to friends and she didn't go on dates. She was very lonely and very unhappy. She called her story "The comments that ruined my life". I can't forget her story. It is really sad that those comments ruined so much for her. Most people would get hurt in that situation, but she didn't just get hurt, she actually stayed away from other people for 13 years.


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wolfgirl569 wrote on August 4, 2015, 6:24 PM

So sad that she stayed away from all people because of 2 evil ones

sockii wrote on August 4, 2015, 7:22 PM

On one hand, people really should learn not to talk badly like that about others. It's rude and stupid and hurtful, basically another form of bullying.

On the other hand, the woman herself seems to have had some other kinds of mental issues going on that would cause her to take such comments so deeply to heart, to such an extent that she cut herself off from the world. That isn't normal, and clearly something else was going on there in her mind to cause her to react so severely.

bestwriter wrote on August 4, 2015, 8:30 PM

There is little we can do when people comment. It is their privilege and it is our privilege to ignore them.

Porcospino wrote on August 5, 2015, 8:27 AM

I also think that it is very sad that she stayed away from other people because of that experience. She must have been extremely hurt.

Porcospino wrote on August 5, 2015, 8:31 AM

I agree. I understand that she got hurt, but her reaction was extreme. Most people wouldn't stay away from other people for so many years if they experienced the same thing. It is sad that she was lonely and unhappy for 13 years.

Porcospino wrote on August 5, 2015, 8:35 AM

That is true. It is a good sentence to keep in mind.

AliCanary wrote on August 5, 2015, 10:25 AM

The people who made the comments were unkind, but her reaction was quite extreme. I would not let the thoughtless actions of others dictate how I lived my life.

cheri wrote on August 5, 2015, 9:53 PM

There are really evil people destroying other people. I just hope that she did not let those things affect her.

CoralLevang wrote on August 6, 2015, 6:02 AM

Hers was certainly an extreme case. There are many walking wounded, however, that do the same thing to keep people out, that one would never realize. They have very public personalities, but privately, they keep people away. The people in their world would be shocked to know of the solitary lives they lead.

CalmGemini wrote on August 12, 2015, 2:21 AM

This shows what some careless comments have serious consequences. But then it is obvious that she had some mental issues already.