Breaking up is hard to do, but pouring your heart out on paper is rather awkward. There is really no need for any other information in your resignation letter (including a reason __ which is completely optional). No effusive template and formatting effort is required. This is not a letter that is going to be hanging on anyone's wall, and it probably won't even be filed away!
Spot the Signs. You may receive this reaction if you're a high_ranking executive or director. These positions can be difficult to replace quickly, so it may be worth it to your company to tempt you to stay rather than letting you go without a fight. It can also happen if you have extremely specialized knowledge that would make it challenging to replace you. On the other hand, if you're in an entry_ or mid_level position, and someone could be hired into your position without much trouble, it's less likely your boss will put up a fight__and a counteroffer.