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Feelings when people call decorating/clothing "old ladyish" or such?

7 years ago

Ok, I know I must be too sensitive, and probably am not adjusting well from being an active able individual just three years ago to having significant mobility and other issues, so I feel even older than I already am, which is past early retirement... . Now, I cringe every time on these forums when I read comments calling something someone considers dowdy or frumpy "old lady". It just feels insensitive to me. Thoughts? (Although since I'm feeling sensitive/frustrated enough to write this, I don't think "develop a thicker skill" will be useful.)

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