Yes it does. It adds other layers of pain – of emotional distance, rejection, and, worse yet, social isolation. All at a time you are working through what it means to lose a life partner while trying to survive it.
It’s one the cruelest thing someone could do to a grieving person. It’s selfish. Thoughtless. Lacks compassion.
Frankly, I would never welcome back a person who makes such a insensitive decision. They’ve broken trust with me. They’ve shown me they lack the capacity to step outside of themselves to care for a hurting person.
I know that sounds harsh. The hardness of life has taught me to be careful who I let close to my heart these days. That spot has to be earned and maintained.
I take an even closer look at this issue in a post that was published this morning.
All the best to you, Jo!