Dear Miss Emily:

I ended my FWB.  I said some horrible things for which I have apologized. Now I don't even know if this man will ever speak to me again. I haven't heard anything from him in 3 weeks, since I sent the original email to apologize. I have tried several attempts to call with no response.  How should I take his silence, if any way at all, and do you feel that there may be a day he will contact me again?  I miss my friend and want him back.  I made a terrible mistake for which I am very sorry.

-------------------------Miss Emily’s advice----------------------

Dear Sorry:

Hurtful words can do irreparable damage, but seldom are they said for no reason at all.  I don’t know what prompted you to say what you did, but I think that you either hit an extremely accurate note, albeit in a venomous manner, or you have internal anger that is driven by inadequacies within yourself.  There isn’t a person on this planet who hasn’t regretted saying something that they wish they could take back, but some of us are more forgiving than others.  If your friend thinks there’s something worth salvaging in this relationship he might, eventually, come around.  If not, he has had enough and you’ll just have to live with it.