It’s Time to Stop Writing That ‘You Have Wronged Me’ Email

(This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post)


It starts something like this.

Dear friend who I care for so deeply I feel I owe it you to spell out how I feel about a recent turn of events. I feel confident you will admire the way I’m controlling my anger and think me brave for being upfront about this. Furthermore, to prove to you this is not a matter I take lightly at all, I offer you this detailed analysis of the situation, carefully worded to show I fully appreciate your side of the story, while helping you to re-evaluate your grasp on the unjustness I suffered and shed new light on where you unknowingly went wrong in all this…

What follows is read like this.

You’re shit. What you did was shit. Anything you have to say on the matter is bound to be shit. Continue reading “It’s Time to Stop Writing That ‘You Have Wronged Me’ Email”