My mom and I have always had a very open and honest relationship and I've always felt like I could talk to her about things ever since I was a little girl. Even as a teen, I felt that she at least tried to hear me even if she did not understand. If something was on my mind and/or bothered me, I knew that I could write it down and my mom valued how I chose to express myself. Due to that acceptance, it encouraged me to write more.
As an adult, I still write things down. I've kept a journal off and on since the sixth grade and even though sending someone a letter has become obsolete in comparison to the ever-changing technology with smart phones, iPads, tablets and such, I still feel that a good old fashioned letter can speak volumes. Even in this day and time, I have sent a friend an apology letter, I have written letters to good friends who've lost loved ones, I've written letters to my children's teachers thanking them for their hard work and dedication, and I've even written letters to my husband sharing what I value about him. Those letters were therapeutic for me and it strengthened the bond between myself and the person I was writing to.
I believe there's therapy in writing and it's helped me on numerous occasions. When was the last time you just sat down with a pen and pad and just wrote something? And how did it make you feel?