Dear Person I used to trust,
You really hurt me today. I sat in front of you and poured my heart out. You looked me right in the face and nodded your head like you understand, but you don't. You didn't hear me. Oh, you were listening, but you didn't hear me. At all.
I thought I could trust you, but you have shown me your opinion of my worth. Now I feel like a fool for ever having believed what you said in the first place.
From now on, I will not confide in you. If you ask me how I am and how things are going, I will be friendly and pleasant and tell you everything is fine. Because that is what you want to hear...all you will hear.
I am so, so deeply disappointed in you. In humanity. In everything I thought you stood for.
Dear person I used to think was a decent human being,
You and I were never what I would call friends, but I believed you were a good person. A few years ago you and I did some volunteer work together and, based on that, I believed that you were a good and decent person.
You've proven me wrong.
I am ashamed of you. I am horrified by how you have treated others. I am appalled at your lack of respect. I am mortified that you can not only justify your behavior, but convince others that you were justified.
You were not justified. You were dead wrong.
I am ashamed of you. I am ashamed to be associated with you in anyway.
It was so nice to see you today. Because? You are a good person. You were so happy to get the Christmas card I gave you (LATE). You asked about Boy and Girl Child and their Taekwondo. You loved the photos I showed you. You asked how I was and genuinely cared about what my response was.
So thank you. For that.
I'm sorry, for what you have went through in the last two years. I'm sorry that someone you loved hurt you. If I had any single friends that lived close by? I would totally fix you up. Because you? Are fabulous.
I'm sorry that you are hurting. Because you don't deserve to hurt.
I love you.
Thank you for hearing me and wanting for things to be easier for me.
It would be much easier to deal with all these other people if I just stopped caring. Thank you for recognizing that it's just not that easy.