Letter may be triggering. Long story short, I'm trying to get to my best friend. Her dad doesn't trust me. Any criticism, good or bad is greatly needed. This is the only idea I have to get to her. I'm going to HANDWRITE the letter to him. Mr B, As I'm wriing you this letter I'm making your daughter do her homework. I'm doing everything I can think of to get you to trust me enough to see her. I have been thinking of all the things I could possibly say to you for hours at a time. And right now I can't sleep because this is so important to me. I can honestly say that I can only think of one reason why I can't see her and that is only where we met. February last year, my friend Justin commited suicide. After that, I wanted to help people who suffer from mental illnesses. So I googled and found the forum where Katie and I met. I mostly replied to her threads about Derek. She told me everything. Obviously, I didn't want it to keep happening. If it wasn't for me, she would still be with her mom being abused by him. I talked her into moving in with you. As we got closer I needed her lifestyle to change. I made her choose between me or pills/alcohol. Because of me she hasn't abused either since the summer. Also, a set suicide date was canceled because of me. I can most likely say that Katie would probably not be here if I didn't meet her this summer. I got her ready for her first psychiatrist appointment. I forced her to tell me your email to stop Marissa from abusing her.That would probably still be going on today if I didn't tell you. Can I ask you one thing? What makes you happy? Your wife? Three kids? Parents and siblings? It's human nature that people make people happy. I can honestly say we both make eachother happy. People need support. You and Trish support her but we both know it is hard to talk to parents. You trust me enough to tell you if something is going on. And believe me, I will. I want Katie safe and happy. How can you possibly trust me without meeting me? I promise that I will prove to you that you can trust me. And if not then you never have to see me or hear my name ever again. I have never given you a reason not to trust me. I can assure you that I wont disappoint you. Katie will be happy. We both know she will be. Really, I'm begging you to just give me a chance. Everyone deserves a chance. I wont let you down.