I can’t believe I’m actually going to ask this but…
I’m doing a SuperBetter quest and I have to write a letter to someone to thank them for being in my life. And the problem is, I’m not close to my parents after my little brother died. My ex girlfriend was my best friend and we broke up a few months ago and so there’s just my dog in my life right now. But he can’t read. I want to do this quest though so that I can complete it and move to the next one so should I write the thank-you-for-being-in-my-life letter to my ex who’s no longer in my life and then just burn it? Or should I just write it to my dog and read it to him? And then burn it before anybody finds it? The quest doesn’t say to burn it. I just don’t see the point of keeping it. When I was in a relationship, I thanked her all the time for being with me but I guess it doesn’t count if you’ve done it in the past because it doesn’t help you build up your social skills today. So what do you think? The dog or the ex?
If you still have background emotions for your ex, I suggest you write the letter to her saying all the things you learned from your relationship together, and that you're glad it didn't go any other way. Then burn it. It may serve as a symbolic representation of moving on with your life and letting go of the past.if your breakup went cleanly and there are no background feelings, then writing a letter to your dog could do you well. Think of all the fun things you can say! For the dog letter, I don't recommend that you burn it. It might come in handy later to read it again for a smile or two, or a reminder of what you're trying to achieve.Of course, these are just suggestions.
My vote is for the dog. ((But I am really biased... I have some important exes in my life that I'm very grateful for, but I never would have made it through college without my dog and he's gotten me through some other tough shit.))
I think you should write it to your dog. Your dog is your close companion currently, yeah? Not your ex whom is no longer around.. Infact, I know this may be an important letter to write for you, but I think just keeping your dog around and loving him/her is enough. I'm sure your dog appreciates you just as much as you appreciate them, so.. Definitely the dog. Undeniably the better choice.
I'm going out on a limb here. The Dog gives you unconditional love. But I suggest something else. I had a younger brother pass away also. Write the letter to your parents. Ultimately, it will help you, even if it doesn't get delivered.
OK. I am thankful for all of your suggestions but I just reread the challenge and noticed that I read it wrong. The point of it is to have *human contact so I can't write the letter to my dog. But I will do this instead:
Thank you to all of the people who took time out of their day or evening to help me with my dilemma. You are all very kind and thoughtful people who all seem to care very deeply for animals, and people in need. While I don't know any of you personally, for today, you were all in my life. So thank you for being in my life today!There. Now I can click "I did it!"
Why doesn't this feel me with happiness?
the dog! if your ex trully cared she wouldnt have left.I once wrote a letter to my ex boyfriend then burned it. i felt better after getting all of it out. Its not good to keep your emotions bottled up so just write it down and throw it away.
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