We Heart Our Readers*

Posted on October 15, 2009

Writing a book is great for so many reasons but the greatest part is seeing how it affects the people who read it . We got this letter this morning.

Dear Heather and Michelle:
Thank you.

I bought your book last night and stayed up late reading it. Finally, I realize I’m not alone and I’m not crazy. It’s been almost a year since my divorce and two years since I moved out and I STILL have ex issues. Whenever he’s between girlfriends, we become more than “just friends” (per your list). So then when he starts a new relationship, I peel the scab and bleed all over again because it hurts and I’m jealous. I know it makes no sense that I don’t want him, but I don’t want to see him with anyone else, but I’m sure there have to be other people who feel the same way. I don’t want him because he’s not a good person and not good for me. But it doesn’t mean i don’t have feelings for him.

It’s not hip to stay friends with an ex, when the relationship makes a person feel bad. And in my case, this guy and I have no children together, so there is nothing truly binding us except our own fears and insecurities. I’m ready to end this relationship with him once and for all. Thank you so much for writing a much-needed book that helped me see what’s really going on here.

I will heartily recommend your book to anyone going through similar issues. Right now, I’m the only one of my friends who seems to be dealing with this, but now I know I’m not alone.

Nancy

*Reprinted with permission from the reader.

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