Dear Complete and Total Loser,
What happened? First you started off answering a letter a day. Then that dropped off to every couple of days and now it's been ages since you've answered a letter from anyone. It's not like everything's gotten great for us kids, you know. Please explain.
Real life has intervened and the Loser has had to contend with it.
A family member has been diagnosed with a serious illness. It's not that the Loser is so busy dealing with this recent development, but it's bad enough that his heart and focus aren't on helping those in cyberspace with their problems. The Loser wishes all young people well and recommends that they seek help from someone they can trust. There is always help out there.
Your friend, always,
The Complete and Total Loser