Your letter is not about your ex being a d*ck. If he were a d*ck, you would have stopped thinking about him by now. But you are thinking about him. Almost a year later, and you're reaching out to me, too. You said you shouldn't be thinking about him though. Has someone told you that? Often our friends do.
I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly avoidable imaginary stories that we've attached our happiness to. So yes, you still have to fulfill all your daily responsibilities, but while you do, remember that THESE silly stresses are only figments of your imagination...
I love the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, especially the magic of the 1971 original starring Gene Wilder. It's a wonderful tale of dreams coming true and I've watched it many times. And each time I do, one part of it always makes me smile and feel good about life itself.
Her condition went undiagnosed for years.
I was given every form of support and educational resource possible, from counselors to peer mentors. What they didn't tell me is that after cancer, new battles will arise. And I'm sure some survivors won't resonate with a few of these, but for me, I wish someone had warned me...