This is me

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
This is me
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Wed, 01-18-2012 - 10:55pm
Well, not really me, but it is how I feel. She writes about it really well. From the comments afterward, I can tell that most people really don't get it. Those of you here who are in the same position will get it. If you're not, chances are you won't and will think you understand, simply because you really want to.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/01/12/my-secret-grief-over-35-s_n_1202808.html

(sorry-it's just the mobile version bc I'm posting from my phone)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-15-2009
In reply to: shywon
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:31pm

I haven't been on here for a while, but you know I feel the same way Shywon.. I cry about it from time to time... Every time a friend gets pregnant or my sister is pregnant again, its very painful... What I hate is young girls who are pregnant who are old enough to be my own daughter...

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
In reply to: shywon
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 7:47pm

I remember it with a mnemonic I made up:

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 10:08am
Yes, that's what I meant, Marina. I can never remember which of those words is the right one to use.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 10:33pm

OK I will concede on that one.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:56pm

"Sympathy" vs "Empathy".

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 12:57pm
You can have sympathy, but you can't really know how it feels unless you've experienced it.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 10:54am

Do you only have sympathy for people if you have experienced the exact same tragedy that they have?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 8:27am

Thanks, Marina.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 8:26am

That bothers me, too- that no one has ever "chosen" me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2012
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 6:49am

Shywon, I am your age, I think (turning 35 this year), and I can totally relate and sympathise! Seeing my friends all having babies the last few years makes me feel like an outsider and that

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