Thank you Ricky for the advice on how to deal with my current situation. Had I done this on my own, I would have blown it and pushed him further away. Knowing how the situation is going to go helps reinforce my stand on being able to determine whether I should or shouldn't do when dealing with him.
Wow! I certainly didn't expect this. You told me some things that were new to me and completely different. It really did put my mind at ease and I think that was what I was really looking for...reassurance. I definitely will be contacting you again.