So, I have several pen pals, all is going well with the books, art, music, photos, etc. I got a letter from one today and he told me he’s starting to feel a bit obsessed with it all, trading mail with me, pen paling, thinking about me. He asked for some things that I already know I’m going to say no too, like he’d really like more pictures of me. I already send some every week and I don’t want to take pictures of myself constantly. That gets boring. Now I knew when I signed up it was to brighten someone’s day and we all know about the scams from doing research. I don’t think this is a scam or anything remotely alarming and I COULD see how a person might get excited over fun mail and focus a lot on it. I was thinking about writing a letter back saying I didn’t want to cause any bad feelings (as obsession isn’t a nice one to feel, I’m certain, I get like that over movies or tv shows, thinking a lot about them, but definitely not people, I always thought it was best to just focus on our own lives, then work toward healthy friendships.) since I wanted this to be fun, and I just needed a break for a bit so it doesn’t get overwhelming and I’ll pick up writing again when I’m ready. I think that would help that feeling he has over it to settle out. Does that sound okay? Am I reading into it too much, and maybe it’s just a more common feeling/request than I think? I know everyone here is pretty honest and will be upfront about it if this is a normal thing you all experience as well. Thanks in advance!