Part of today's homework was to write an unsent letter to someone who hurt you. I wrote and unsent letter to my mom. My parents were very old school "Spare the rod spoil the child" and I was a great disappointment to them. Angry right out of the chute. Jealous when my brother was born. Terrible in school, always in trouble. So the"spankings" turned into enraged beatings largely from my mother. I think mom intimdated Dad so he had to join in. She constantly reminded what a *****up I was and how I "wouldn't amount to a hill of beans" Her and Dad's unending criticizing of me has left me with a lot of bottled up rage that I'm sure my inner little boy is afraid will come out in a violent way. so this has been much of my work. To comfort an reassure this little kid that it's safe to let these feelings emerge.