Today, I was sent an article written by my good friend, Deb Hart.. Deb is a nurse in Illinois who works in a variety of health care settings, including group therapy for addicts.
The article she sent is actually a fill-in-the-blank letter of closure. The idea is that the "writer" go through the letter filling in, circling and naming the areas where they need closure with another person. Some of these may be directed at a former abuser, an ex spouse, a sister, parent, basically anyone the writer needs closure with. Of course, since Deb has a kick bum sense of humor, there are plenty of funnies thrown in for flavor to a pretty serious and touchy subject.
And know the best part? The letter begins with a statement about how it is written with the intention it never be sent. Yup, that's right. Just for the writer to find closure for himself/herself.
If you'd like a copy of this, just drop me an E mail at:
I'll be happy to send you a copy(it's a little lengthy to include in Engel's Ensights).
Thanks, Deb, for giving me some food for thought and a few good laughs, too!