Letters Unsent

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@allen0187 (27400)
Philippines
September 17, 2016 10:21pm CST
Let's face it, not all that needs to be said are said. Sometimes we ran out of words. Sometimes we ran out of time. Other times the person whom we mean to talk to disappears - literally or figuratively. If you were to write a letter that was never meant to be sent to your intended recipient, to whom will the letter be most likely be for and what would it contain?
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@JolietJake (41098)
18 Sep 16
I won't divulge the content, but it would likely be to myself. While that may seem odd, in a way, from a psychological standpoint it really isn't.
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• Singapore, Singapore
18 Sep 16
@JolietJake I think writing to self is a very deep concept. you open up my thoughts...
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
That isn't odd at all. in fact, writing to yourself is pure genius!
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@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
18 Sep 16
I'd write one to my late mother - I don't think she knew just how much I loved and appreciated her.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
Ain't is sad that we realize how much we love someone when they are gone already? Hopefully, we can all reverse that and take time to tell people how much we love them while they are still with us.
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@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 16
@allen0187 I've learnt my lesson - my family know how much I love and cherish them now.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
Good for you then. It is a lesson that we all need to learn @jaboUK !
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Sep 16
It might be sent to an old boyfriend that was the love of my life. I don't know where he went. I loved him dearly but there were situations at hand that sent us in different directions. I wonder what happened to him.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
It is nice to reconnect to a previous love.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Sep 16
@allen0187 ....Sure is. I haven't seen him in many years.
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep 16
I had to do such a letter for a group I was in at a VA hospital. I wrote it to my mother, about the physical and verbal abuse I was subject to while growing up. I shredded it. But it worked. I let it go.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
Good for you then. This 'letter unsent' exercise does exactly that - teach you to let go.
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@FayeHazel (11533)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Sorry you had to go through an abusive parent. -- Though I'm happy you found some help through writing
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@snowy22315 (34132)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I don't really know, I tend to say what is on my mind
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@cacay1 (32164)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Sep 16
@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
Good for you then...
@JudyEv (100446)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Sep 16
I would need to think about this. Probably to my brother as we are not good friends.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
Take all the time that you need but do share with us who'll you'll write the letter for @JudyEv .
@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
25 Sep 16
wow it's amazing that I come across this post now, as I have just written such a letter and was debating if I should send it to a friend or not.. we stopped talking for a while now.. this post and the following comments tells me, I should! as I will only regret not sending the letter than send it. Thanks for this post!
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
25 Sep 16
You are most welcome @Drosophila ! Hope things work out between you and your friend.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
25 Sep 16
@allen0187 thank you! Regardless, I gotta try, so at least I know I have tried
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
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@silvermist (15823)
• India
24 Sep 16
@allen0187 Good topic.To my late mother.Not because I did not let her know how much I loved her.But because I still miss her.We used to be friends too-discussing books,different foods and everything under the sum.So I would have liked to write often telling her about things happening to me.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
24 Sep 16
That gesture is so sweet - I'm sure it is something that your mother will appreciate from the heavens.
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@silvermist (15823)
• India
24 Sep 16
@allen0187 I think I should start soon.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
24 Sep 16
@silvermist the sooner you start the better!
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
my rant, but i throw it at once.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
Ok. Sometimes it is better to write down our rants rather than voice these out in the open. Words that were uttered can never be taken back anymore and the damage that it has done will be very hard to contain.
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
@allen0187 i still have a box of letters from a dear friend. i wanted to get rid of them but i don't know how.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
@ridingbet if the contents are something that you don't mind sharing, you can make an art piece out of the letters. Look it up online.
@thelme55 (11777)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
I think to my late mother telling her how I am doing now and how I miss her.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
We will always miss our mothers.
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@thelme55 (11777)
• Germany
24 Oct 16
@allen0187 so true.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
25 Oct 16
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
To my father . I would like to ask for an apology for having caused him pain in my younger years . This , i haven't done , face to face because i know i am too ashamed to do so .
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
I'm sure your father will appreciate the gesture. In his eyes, you are still his baby girl.
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
@allen0187 Thank you . You somehow appeased me , saying that .
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
It would be to a friend and be full of news.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
Nice! Writing letters to friends is a great way to catch up.
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@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Sep 16
@allen0187 Yes it is.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
30 Sep 16
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@much2say (35391)
• United States
19 Sep 16
Interesting!! I have written many letters in my lifetime - MANY. And I will tell you some of them were sent with intended choice words . But interesting about a letter not meant to be sent. I can think of 3 old friends that passed away (all three were men who were like grandfathers to me - since I never really had the experience) . . . I never got to say goodbye to them or how much they meant to me.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
21 Sep 16
Letter writing is a dying art. Wouldn't it be great if people started writing letters to loved ones again?
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@much2say (35391)
• United States
21 Sep 16
@allen0187 Yes, and preferably before they pass on . . .
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
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@peavey (15874)
• United States
18 Sep 16
It might very well be to my son. He is here, but there are things that will never be said out loud. Sometimes I wish he could know. His dad and I divorced when he was a teenager and it broke everyone's heart. A lot of things happened to him that year.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
Hope that you get to reestablish your good relationship with your son @peavey . Divorce is hard not just to the couple but to their child/children as well.
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@peavey (15874)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@allen0187 It was very hard on the kids. Had I realized just how hard, I would have insisted on counseling and trying harder. It was years ago, but there are still scars that will never go away.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
21 Sep 16
@peavey thanks for sharing your story.
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@AkoPinay (10821)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
I don't write letters anymore. Maybe SMS unsent because I ran out of load or no signal I will send to someone who borrowed money from me and is not paying is she still alive?
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
21 Sep 16
Too funny! I LOLed too loud after reading your post @AkoPinay !!!
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@AkoPinay (10821)
• Philippines
21 Sep 16
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@FayeHazel (11533)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Writing letters that are unset has helped me. Actually I've been writing as though I intend to post somewhere - like a journal entry or social media, and just save them in a document file instead. I usually feel like writing when I feel wronged, family or friends have upset me or I've gone through yet another romantic disaster.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
30 Sep 16
If I wrote a letter for ALL my romantic disasters, I'd have an ongoing book series!
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Sep 16
I don't really have any unfinished business and I have really said what needs to be said to everyone that matters.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
25 Sep 16
Good for you then.
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@jstory07 (58289)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Sep 16
I tell all people what I think so I would never have no need to send a letter.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
That's a first for me.
@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
Maybe to my mother, to let her know how thankful I am she brought me into this world.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
That's really sweet although I'm unsure why you'd not let your mother read that letter.
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@annierose (17416)
• Philippines
25 Feb
If I will write a letter which will be never meant to be sent, it will be for my long time crush in elementary. Haha!
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
25 Feb
Ain't that a tad bit too long go?!!!
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@annierose (17416)
• Philippines
26 Feb
@allen0187 Hahaha! He is married now.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
26 Feb
@annierose still worth a try!
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