As a Conflict Resolution student, and an International Affairs nerd in general, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about methods of reconciliation. And the constant trend is that there can be no reconciliation without an airing of truths.
Then I started about thinking about what truths of my own I would air, and remembered a couple years ago, when I did just that – and how freeing it was.
So why not give it another shot?
I know that we don’t speak anymore and, let’s be honest, we were never really friends, but I am truly sorry for what you’re going through. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
You’re not as important as you think you are, so please help out when we ask for it.
I understand your desire to want to practice French. I want to do that, too. But you sound pretentious when you do it right in the middle of an English conversation.
I am honestly impressed with your networking skills. But I still won’t ask your advice because I don’t trust you.
I didn’t tell you I’d be in Chicago because you had already let several emails go unanswered. And that’s okay. I hope you and J are doing well.
I really wish you hadn’t moved.
It drives me crazy how we always seem to work according to your timetable. You talk about friendship like it’s an unbreakable bond, but you’d never know it the way you cancel every plan we’ve ever had.
I’m so excited for the both of you! And I can’t wait until May!
Please stop using Facebook as a weapon. You are far too old for that shit.
There may not be any reconciliation to these truths – whether because it’s not needed or will just never happen – but the truth-telling on its own can work wonders.
Maybe I should try this on a regular basis.