A little bit of background first. A friend of mine got married about two years ago, in a destination wedding. I was one of her bridesmaids, and when I left to come home, she asked me to bring her wedding dress back with her. She said she'd come pick it up in a couple of weeks, when they were back from their honeymoon. So I brought it home with me, and it has sat in my closet for almost two years now. I asked her multiple times to come get it, or set up a time for me to bring it to her, or something. She never has responded. At the end of last September, this friend abruptly stopped talking to me, defriended me on Facebook, and acts as if I never existed, according to the people who still see her.
So, onto my dilemma. One of my New Year's resolutions is to try and clean up our house, so we can have people over without all-day marathon cleaning sessions. I figured a dress that didn't even belong to me was a good place to start. I emailed this person on New Year's Day, and told her that I needed to hear from her within two weeks to set up a way to get rid of the dress, or I'd get rid of it myself.
I mentioned this to a few people, and some people think it's the greatest idea ever. They've come up with suggestions for where it can be sold or donated, and told me that it's great I'm willing to take back my space. Other people think I'm committing the Worst Crime Ever (I can almost hear the capitals) and say if I go through with this I will be coming off as a terrible person who doesn't care about another person's sentiment. They agree I shouldn't need to keep the dress, but say if I get rid of it, it would be awful. Suggestions from this group have included storing it in our attic, or in our garage.
I desperately want to get rid of the dress. It takes up way too much space, and is a constant reminder of someone who cut me off without a word, for no reason that I can discern. Every time I see it (several times a day, since it's in my closet), I get angry about it all over again. I thought disposing of it was a good way to get it out of my head, but now I'm not sure. What is the best way to go about this?