I know they say “keep your old love letters and throw away your old bank statements,…” but I have a dilemma.
I’m going to make this as short and sweet as I can. I had a best friend in college and after for about 3 years. We were inseparable and did everything together. He was a young lawyer so we went everywhere together. In college we practically lived together. I always loved him and he always considered me his very best friend but never felt the same way I did. I waited around for him until our paths diverged and then we lost touch. He got married and so did I and that was that. I carried this little mini torch for him, up until this week. I finally got the guts to look him up on Facebook and we had a great 3 hour phone conversation. He is very successful and divorced and lonely and sad. He hasn’t moved on or grown up one bit in 15 years and the torch I had for him is now dunked in a big cold bucket of water. Which is great, it made me TOTALLY appreciate my wonderful husband even more!
My problem is this…I have this big stack of letters he wrote me and he wants copies of them back because his ex wife destroyed everything he owned and they are more like journal entries than letters. I’m feeling so liberated from his torch that I want to just send them to him and get them out of my house. I did read them from time to time because it was a very happy time for me, even though my heart eventually got broken. My question is this, do I send the actual letters or do I send copies and keep the letters? Will I regret sending the real things or will it finally and completely shut a door that has been cracked open for 15 years???
What do ya’ll think???