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helloworld2012 Fri 12-May-17 18:39:55

who tells you they just separated from their DH? Not a close friend, an acquaintance, and I didn't know if it was a mutual decision or a shock...She really seemed to want to talk about it but I didn't dare ask questions.

This was the start of the conversation...
me : So, how are you? It's been a while!
her : Yeah, lots of things have been happening. Me and DH separated. I'm single!
me : Ohhhh...

CaulkheadNorth Fri 12-May-17 18:41:40

How are you feeling about that?

Or something that isn't saying "oh no/oh brilliant" without knowing how they're feeling about it.

StillDrivingMeBonkers Fri 12-May-17 18:41:41

""that must be difficult for you (and the children?) how are you coping?"

HildaOg Fri 12-May-17 19:07:16

Oh I'm sorry to hear that... And they'll often reply that they're glad to be finally rid of them. Then carry on chatting.

helloworld2012 Fri 12-May-17 20:16:46

Thank you, these are all good ideas. Why can I never think of a good response at the time!

April229 Fri 12-May-17 20:43:31

'Oh wow, how are you doing?'

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