Should You Send the Letter Or Not?


Writer: So this kid has been bothering me and calling me names so I wrote his mom a letter. He also made fun of my scar 2 which I am very insecure abt. Should I send it? I get that it’s not the right thing to do but he deserves it.

Editor’s Note: This response has been edited for profanity…sorry. 


Dear writer, 

Picking on someone and calling them names is never okay. You never know what someone might be going through and how your words can mean so much to one person even though they might not seem that important to you. I’m sorry that you experienced that because I know that can be hard to deal with. 

I think expressing your feelings is a good way to resolve the situation, especially in writing. A ton of people journal to decompress and relieve stress. However I do think sending the letter to the family might make the situation worse, and you don’t want to add fuel to the fire. 

In this situation, my advice would be to talk to a trusted adult and see what they can do about what has happened. I know some people might be afraid to be called a “snitch” but at the end of the day, this is not okay and it needs to be addressed.  I would also block this person from your life. This would include social media, you don’t need interaction with someone who tears you down. And that is a piece of advice to apply to everyone reading this. You do not need negative energy in your life, trust me. 

I hope everything works out for you in the end and you get the closure you need from this situation. Again I’m sorry you’re going through this, no one deserves to be picked on. I would continue to journal, it can be very helpful. Thank you so much for writing. I hope my advice works out for you!


Teagan with the Tea