From my Step-father (a Marine):
"Well, now that the funeral is over, you should get back to work. Be tough and strong and get back to your life."
From my Father (a Marine):
"Be strong. You need to get back to work and on with your life. "
They must have had some sort of "what to say to your daughter when her boyfriend dies" class in the USMC Officer's Training School.
From my Mother:
"I know you are upset, but think how upset I am! You are my daughter and seeing you so sad is very hard on me. I wish you would understand that my pain is even worse than yours!"
and her other gem...
"Well, given your age and the fact that Mark is dead. You are probably never going to get married and have children. You should go to midwifery school and get your Master's degree."
Someone please tell me that I am not the only one with parents like this! What completely insensitive or thoughtless things have your family ever said to you?