Be aware that self-centered acquaintances are not beyond tearing you off an unjustified strip in the wake of your separation or ensuing divorce, because it has brought back the pain and sadness of their separation or divorce!
How dare you make them go there!
Well, there’s nowt as queer as folk, as they say up north.
Let’s face it, you’ll never find the logic in their response. You might just as well look on the bright side, that’s one less card and stamp to buy at Christmas.