Thank you, Ivy, Jamie, Brandon, & "getting by,"
I appreciate all of your comments, input, and encouragement. I do think that all of our experiences are a learning process and we are all truly a work in progress. As long as we keep making efforts at self-improvement, we are on the right path.
I have always dreaded face to face conflict and found that I could express myself better in writing. But no matter how hard I try, I seem to always write something that would have been better left unexpressed. I probably would benefit from reading some books on communication. As Brandon said, writing the letter did help me to not keep things bottled up inside. But I probably should have written the letter and then disposed of it rather than sending it.
This is such a wonderful site for sharing experiences and giving and receiving encouragement. I don't even know any of you, but I love you all!!!