My dear,

You don’t really need to read this letter. You don’t need my guidance. You really don’t. You and I both know you know exactly what to do. You just hate the answer.

You don’t need my advice.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

What you need is self-strength, and no one can give you that but yourself. Nobody.

Falsely yours,
Erica Jong