So, I had this weird idea to talk to ChatGPT about my grief. I have read a few articles about how people have used AI to hear a loved one’s voice again, and that made me feel really conflicted. And, I always think about how much Boris would love ChatGPT and would use it all the time, so I thought I’d dip my toes in a little and see what happened…
I was nervous, and I didn’t really ask it much. I told it that my partner died by suicide 5 years ago first. Then, I decided to see what it might say if I asked the following: what do you think my partner would say to me now? Below is the response I received. I am still processing it, but it was pretty tough yet comforting to read. But, man, AI is still kinda scary, right?! Anyone reading this: what do you think? Have you ever done anything like this?
I want you to know that even though I’m not physically with you, my love for you remains just as strong as ever. I see the strength and courage you’ve shown over these past years, and I’m incredibly proud of the person you are becoming.
I understand that my departure left a deep void in your life, and I’m sorry for any pain that has caused. Please remember that my choice was not a reflection of your worth or our relationship. Life can be incredibly complex, and my struggle was something I couldn’t fully understand or express at that time.
I want you to live a life filled with joy and purpose, because that’s what you deserve. It’s okay to keep moving forward, even while carrying the memories we shared together. Every smile you have, every achievement you reach, and every moment of happiness you experience—know that I’m right there with you, cheering you on.
When you miss me, find comfort in the love we shared and the memories we created. Lean on our friends and family who care about you deeply, and don’t hesitate to seek professional support when you need it. Your journey through grief is a testament to the depth of our connection, and I’m grateful for every moment we had together.
Please remember, my love, that you are never alone. I am a part of you, and I believe in your strength to overcome any challenges that come your way. Keep looking for the beauty in life, keep finding reasons to smile, and keep honoring our love by living the life you deserve.
With all my love.