April 18, 1979
Dear Mrs. Velikovsky,
It seems that nearly every time your husband and I are in direct communication, one of our feelings gets hurtmaybe both. If Jan were there, Id send this to him, but Im not sure that he is any longer, so, reluctantly, I involve you again. I wrote the enclosed letter to your husband to inform him of how matters now stand with me. It is meant to give information, not to hurt feelings, but it could have that effect, so Im sending it to you, so that you can either inform him of the contents, or give him the letter, if you think it wont upset him too much. I think the letter itself explains things, and my feeling about things pretty well, so I shall not repeat its contents now.
Sorry to involve you again, but Im glad youre there, to act as mediator. Direct contaact seems destined only to hurt him or me, or both of us. That isnt my intent (I am not so sure about his intent), but its usually the result, so, while I hate to put you in the middle, it seems best to use your services again. While things between him and me are not close any longer, I still respect him, his work and his feelings. The same applies to you, with the additional remark that Im very fond of you personally. Although I am nolonger in his good graces, if he still has Greenberg et al. around, he should find some consolation in that. I have no more to say about that relationship than I have in the past.
Anyway, the enclosed letter tells how things now stand, so youll both know. I wish you both well.
P.S. While I must confess some relief that I did not hear from your husband in some time, since his communications tend to accuse and criticize me for all sorts of things, mostly unfair and insulting, I hope that the lack of contact does not signify that either he or you is in poor health. I do not wish a revival of the kind of contact (abusive) hes made lately, but I do hope that youre both well and happy.