Removing some packages will remove Xubuntu
I'm trying to remove some packages that I find unnecessary. I'm trying to remove "dvd+rw-tools" package, but Synaptic says that Xubuntu-Desktop will also be removed. Does that mean that I'll lose Xubuntu? i'm on Xubuntu, by the way. It's not just the dvd tools, but also for xfburn, abiword, mozilla-thunderbird, etc.
What's going on? Is removing abiword really going to remove my Xubuntu Desktop? Or are they safe to remove?