I have tried several times to convince her that it is not her fault, but Sonia is stubborn. She doesn't listen to me. All that she mumbles in return for my string of words is -
"Whose fault is it, if not mine?"
There is no definite answer to that question. Probably it had to happen. But that would be a harsh thing to say in front of her.
Even though I tell Sonia that it is foolish of her to blame herself - she didn't know that her sulking a bit, which is not rare of her, could lead to something so unexpected - yet, speaking frankly, I understand her position. I myself am not left untouched by traces of guilt. After all, it was my birthday treat when it all started.