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That there is a percentage of people who have treated others like trash and are now trying to cope. So yes, but I think they are in the minority.
However, there are many people dealing with the ravages of old age (and statistically that will be majority women in those nursing homes), who have have successful relationships (that would include me by the way) and still are trying to cope because they don't have family due to loss of spouses and or children, or not having a family, etc. A thousand reasons why.
I don't believe in karma - maybe that is what the issue here is. There are people who conduct themselves in bad ways that do not suffer at the end, and there are people who conduct themselves in good ways that suffer all sorts of trial and tribulations when they near the end.
It is all a toss of the dice.
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