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My husband has no sympathy

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Ever since Monday my husband has been making jokes about the bombing. "Eh, at least they bombed the losers, not the winners", "The Boston accent must have literally driven them to insanity", etc. He made fun of me for crying when I found out about it. Tonight when I was watching the coverage he said "aren't you sick of this crap yet?".

I just don't understand how someone can not feel an ounce of sympathy for these people. If you don't want to watch the news coverage, fine, but making fun of the victims is taking it WAY too far.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM

 Really? hmm..

Have you confronted him?

Quoting Anonymous:

Maybe, but when I think back I don't think I've ever seen him show sympathy in the 12 years I've known him.

Quoting KristenFowles:

 Everyone handles tragedy differently.. It's probably easier for him to laugh than really think about it..

 

                         


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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM
I guess it's possible. It just really upsets me to hear him talking like that.

Quoting Anonymous:

Is it possible that jokes are his way of coping with his emtions? Men are not always good with expressing themselves the way we think they should.
waffa
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM

you're married to a sociopath...

not really, I'm not an armchair psychologist

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Maybe that's what he's doing. Idk.

Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Some people separate themselves from tragedy so they DON'T feel. Because when they do its too overwhelming.

LiesLiesLies
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Eh...I make jokes when emotionally uncomfortable.


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Some people separate themselves from tragedy so they DON'T feel. Because when they do its too overwhelming.

I understand people do that, and that's okay, but I don't see the point in adding to it and making jokes.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM
I understand that. I'm one that likes to watch the coverage, but I think they should limit it to a few channels so people can choose to watch it or not.

Quoting Kaelaasmom:

 I have a great deal of sympathy for the victims, but I am sick of the nonstop coverage.

AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM
I am sorry but I am quite tired of the coverage being on every channel all the time as well. I actually did want to watch Jeopardy today. I wanted to get my 70 year old lady on but the coverage cancelled it. It was sad but playing it over and over again isn't making it less sad.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM
How does he normally handle upseting news? How does he handle deaths in the family? How does he expres other emotions?

My husband handles this by being alone fixing something.

Quoting Anonymous:

I guess it's possible. It just really upsets me to hear him talking like that.



Quoting Anonymous:

Is it possible that jokes are his way of coping with his emtions? Men are not always good with expressing themselves the way we think they should.
tarakay0417
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Your husband is an asshole. A child died.
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TerraIncognita
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM
I ccouldnt marry someone who doesn't have compassion.
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