456, X Street, Y Avenue,
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Dear Jack Martinez,
I am sending you this letter, simply to ask you for another chance. I know you’ve heard me say this before and that we’ve failed quite miserably at trying to rebuild our marriage in the past, but I can never be complete without having you next to me and sharing my life with you.
There is no doubt that we have a lot to work on. I, personally, admit that the way I’ve handled our arguments in the past weren’t always very constructive. I walk out in the middle of fights and just shut you out. I realize now how damaging that was to our partnership and how it didn’t help solve the problems we found ourselves in. Now I am more than willing to begin the process of changing for the better. But to successfully do so, I would really like to ask for your help and support.
We’ve said and done so many things that I know we didn’t mean out of anger, frustration, and, maybe, even despair. But I know that deep inside, we regret the things we have done that have led to the dissolution of our marriage and regret too the things we didn’t do to try to save it.
When we got married eight years ago I knew then that you were the only one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. That hasn’t changed despite the fact that we haven’t been together for almost nine months now.
I want another chance and I am pleading with you to give me an opportunity to make things right. I love you so much and care for you and to think that we have no other recourse but to get divorced just breaks my heart. I know that we still love each other, we just need to work harder at making our marriage work. There is much sacrifice that needs to be done; we have to set aside our pride and just be humble in accepting our faults. I know I’ve done you wrong but I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me and see the change that I’m willing and have started to make.
I really miss you and hope that I can be with you again soon. I love you.