I just became aware of this situation involving two friends, we'll call them Simon and River because, why not?
Once upon a time, Simon became very upset with River and sent her a letter detailing her flaws and giving suggestions as to how she might improve her life and behavior. Understandably, this ended what had once had been a close friendship, although it was growing more distant before the time the letter was sent.
Fast forward to a year later--Simon sends River another letter apologizing for his cruel words but reiterates that he does not wish a friendship.
I have two questions:
1. If you were Simon, would you have sent the apology letter? (I know you all are too polite to have sent the first letter, but for the sake of argument, let's assume you did.)
2. If you were River, how would you respond to the apology letter?