It all started out when I and a few others received a letter from a friend that said some sweet things, including the following:
“For the first time in my life, I want to be friends with someone who has been my partner, and I feel entirely unsure how to do that. In my past, I’ve imagined that it was easier to extinguish a cherished relationship, than to submit to the pains and uncertainty of its metamorphosis. My breakup instincts have been molded by the impulse to stamp out the possibility of any further relationship with an ex. Accordingly, I find myself an inadequate teacher for the lesson I’m determined to learn. I’m sending this email to you because I’m looking for mentors and role models so I might teach myself to be a friend to him. He deserves it and so do I.”
He said other wise and wonderful things too, but this gives you the gist. I feel so pleased and proud to have such cool people as this in my life.
Anyway, what happened next was, I recorded this podcast, cuz it just seemed like too good a topic to pass up. Thanks for the great idea, you smart friend you!