Letter from a Girl to Her Boyfriend Rejecting Marriage Proposal
However, I have not been able to make up my mind regarding a long term association with you. You are an excellent companion, know how to handle women. Your love for children is also a positive side of your personality. You have a successful career ahead of you. But I have different views about life. I would not like to get married till I find a perfect match for myself. I do not wish to state that you are not perfect; in fact, you are quite close to that personality. However, I would contend that we may not be able to pull through the maze of life due to some ideological differences. You are a practical person whereas I live in my dreams. I would love to live with a painter, an artist or a poet. But you are an engineering professional. We may not be able to think coherently on many an issue. Family is a big responsibility and I would not like to fail on the family front. I hope you would empathise with me. You must know that I am not hooked up with any other boy, lest you should have a doubt about my emotional affiliations. I have only friends and no one is very close to me. I have not been able to find a person who would be able to carry along with me.
I sincerely thank you for this proposal and have kept the bouquet in my drawing room. I appreciate your feelings and promise that we shall remain lifelong friends. I would love to share your agonies and ecstasies as a friend.
Do not take this to your heart. We meet soon.
Sorry once again.
Yours sincere friend,