Re: Day One...
A good alternative. But, a little terse, imo. Remember, she hasn't stepped on me (Affair), or screwed up in any of the other ways other stories here show, and we've parted amicably.
While there's no hint of "i miss you!" in my reply, there's also no need to be curt. A short, robotic reply like that comes across as exactly how it looks.
If all the contact we have is via email every couple of weeks (for now), i see no reason to punish her in my responses. The only thing she has done 'wrong' (an arguable term in our case) is deciding to leave.
I will leave a hint of warmth on our communications, unless future circumstances dictate otherwise. I will still have feelings for her (at this time). But at the same time be aware of overdoing it when emailing her.
Also, remember i'm working on being a positive, friendly person (which is the '180' i'm really shooting for, a turnaround from who i have been) who does not try to score points, be negative, find fault for the sake of it, nitpick or start fights. This includes my Wife.
I have no anger towards her, or hold any bitterness. For me, the past is past. If anything i consider our separation to be the best thing that could have happened to me in 25 years, or longer. Even my coworkers, friends and family have remarked on how different i am already. How positive i am and that my voice has changed. It's no longer flat and monotonous. There's a spark to it. I laugh, naturally, and enjoy being around people. This is a new thing and i like it.
If i hold onto the past and the anger it held, it will destroy my future.