Annie, even my friends merely tolerate my presence

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:00 am

Dear Annie: Three months ago, I attended the funeral of a friend and former co-worker, “Renee.” I went in, signed the book, gave my condolences to her husband and was speaking to some friends. At that point, another co-worker came up to me and said I should sit in the back of the mortuary because Renee wouldn't want me there. I was stunned.

Shortly after, Renee's daughter-in-law approached me and said, “Thank you for coming and being a friend to Renee.” Of course, by then I was crying and decided to leave. When I spoke with another friend later, she told me she thought Renee was jealous of me. I cannot understand why. Renee had a lovely family, a wonderful husband and a new home.

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