DEAR DEIDRE: MY friend’s husband died when her children were small and my husband and I helped her out all we could.
But when I needed support 20 years later, she showed me the door.
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We’ve been friends since school and had our families young. When her husband died of cancer, we were there for her.
She has often said she couldn’t have coped on her own.
We’re in our fifties now and my husband died last year.
I needed to move but the house I was set to buy was taken off the market at the last minute.
My friend urged me to sell anyway and move in with her while I found somewhere else. I was living with her when lockdown began.
After two weeks, she told me I should move in with my daughter. I went that day. I’m so angry.
DEIDRE SAYS: Take comfort from knowing you did the right thing by your friend when she needed you most.
You don’t really know why she acted that way but it could have been a panicked reaction to the crisis, which had us all reeling at the time.
She might even have felt it was the right thing and may explain it one day.
Be glad you had a place to go and focus on the future.
Don’t waste energy on anger.
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