Doctor Love: Sad Mistake

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Readers, please send your letters. They can be emails, formal letters or handwritten notes. They are edited solely for grammar and spelling. Also, they are sometimes edited for length.

Dear Doctor Love,
I met a man while I was here on vacation a year and a half ago. We stayed at the same resort and dated while we were on vacation. After the vacation we kept up the relationship. He travels often in his business so we arranged for him to spend time with me whenever he was in the area. I was not as free to travel but I did spend several weekends at his house.
Our relationship hit a snag just before a year passed. Suddenly, he could not make his regularly scheduled business trips as frequently. He said it was because the business he worked for was in a lot of trouble. After a couple of months of this, I pulled the plug on the relationship. It left him totally shocked and devastated. Then, I found out from a friend that it was all totally true. The company he worked for was in trouble and he had saved it by working long, hard hours and devoting himself totally to it.
When I realized how wrong I had been I immediately contacted him and tried to make up. He said we need to give it a little bit of time. That was three months ago. He never called so I wrote him a letter last month telling him to please call me when he is ready. This weekend he posted some pictures on his Facebook page of him and a beautiful woman at a business convention. When I saw the pictures I broke because I immediately sensed that this is the end for me and him.
Is it over for good? Should I try calling him?
/s/ Sorry Too Late

Dear Sorry,
There are some people who can only take one knockout blow like the one you delivered so unexpectedly to him. These people are not quick to stick their chin up and offer it again. Instead, they move on to something different that has not hurt them.
You have nothing to lose by writing one more letter to him. Instead of spending all of the letter apologizing, tell him what you plan to do for the future to keep it from happening again. Tell him you are willing to move to his city at any time.

——————–Special note to readers————–
Most of the problems addressed by Doctor Love should have never arisen in the first place. The use of thought and common sense would make most of them avoidable. The Doctor advises all to think before they do something they will later regret.

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