Sooo, my PPs have some mental health issues and some are fairly severe, but they do the best they can and all do attend therapy.
There was one I was writing with, he got very angry with me when I got sick with a cold and didn't write back for a few days and he said some not so nice things to me, I told him that was really mean, and walked away because while I love my pals, I know enough to walk away from verbal abuse, it's not about me, it's about that person being angry.
He did apologize in another letter, gave me some space, sent another letter apologizing and him saying he really wanted to do better, he was so sorry he screwed up, I was still sore from his comments. I forgot all about it and then got a letter today that was very chill, he just wanted me to know he thought about me and hoped one day I'll give our friendship a second chance. It talked a lot about his hard work in therapy and I honestly am so freaking proud of my pen pals because there are so many people who bash the mentally ill/people with addiction issues, and often that's the very reason it lead to their imprisonment.
I decided to let bygones be bygones, we all say crappy things and we grow up and get over ourselves. I support people 100% who deal with mental illness and addiction and want nothing more than to get better. So I wrote him back and said not to worry about the past, and I'd like to be friends, I just don't want to talk to people who like to fight or guilt trip me because that's not my scene.
So, opinions or stories are welcome, anyone else ever give a PP a second chance after an incident ?