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Old 09-18-2017, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by harry chickpea View Post
Thanks for the update. Sorry that things didn't turn out better.

It's ok, I was actually relieved in a way he didn't reply, because it shows my instinct about him was right....I basically just said "guess you don't accept my apology, it's ok, just let me know" and he saw it but ignored it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:16 PM
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You haven't said who the sick family member is. I think it does matter to some people (or perhaps many people) who the sick family member is. Everyone cannot be concerned about the cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc of everyone. If it's a close family member such as mother, father, brother, sister, then the take on the situation is different.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:59 PM
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Originally Posted by matisse12 View Post
This reminds me of a man I know who put one of those large bold bright-colored Facebook announcements in very large letters requesting emotional support for his family because his AUNT has cancer.

As if most everyone he knows would be interested in the health of an AUNT. I don't think most people are going to be interested or involved in any other than immediate family of their acquaintance/friend, nor should they really, in my opinion.

I found this a strange plea for attention.

OP, I think your person who has medical problems and was in ICU is more your immediate family, but the principle has some similarities.
I'm sorry that you apparently have never had a close relationship with an aunt. For many people, aunts and uncles can play very significant roles in their lives, sometimes filling in for an impaired or absent parent. My friends post on FB all the time about all kinds of relatives and I've never interpreted this as a "strange plea for attention" but as sharing information about a dear family member's illness.
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