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Old 04-11-2021, 08:23 AM   #11
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Default Re: What is your opinion on the phrase it wasn’t meant to be?

It's a phrase that can be used by people who can't find the right words to comfort someone. We're not all adept at doing this, especially if their news is a shock.

There's also spiritual beliefs to consider. A friend once said to me "you can make things happen if you really try". It wasn't meant to be attached to events where you knew what you wanted would never, ever happen (example, wanting to be with someone you knew you couldn't have).

As for God's will, that's down to an individual's religious beliefs. Sorry to be so blunt, but if you survive a plane crash it could be as simple as where you were sitting, rather than being part of some greater plan. Just my view!
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Default Re: What is your opinion on the phrase it wasn’t meant to be?

I like the saying. It eases my mind when I'm disappointed that something didn't work out. But yeah I hear you, saying something like this in the face of miscarriage is very trite and ignorant. Sometimes people don't know what to say in those circumstances, so they just try saying *something* supportive, and fall flat.
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