Maintaining a long distance relationship by writing letters

If you're in a long distance relationship you may be seeking a creative way to stay connected with your…
Maintaining a long distance relationship by writing letters
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If you’re in a long distance relationship you may be seeking a creative way to stay connected with your partner. Writing letters to each other can be a nice change from texting, emails, video chats, and phone calls. Anyone can send a quick text or email, but writing a letter takes time. And while videos and phone calls are nice, they aren’t something you can hold in your hands and keep forever. There is more love in a letter and it shows you care enough to take time out of your schedule to write and send one. So if you’d like to maintain a long distance relationship by using letters, here’s how to get started.

One of the great things about writing letters is that it is relatively cheap to do so. All you need to get started is paper, envelopes, and stamps. Regular lined paper and envelopes will do just fine, but you can also use personal stationery to make your letters extra special. And if you’d really like to go the extra mile, you can spray the letter and envelope with a hint of your favorite perfume. That’s a guaranteed way to make sure your partner in this long distance relationship will not forget you.

An important thing to remember when writing a letter is to write the way you speak. It may be tempting to imitate a style of writing you like, but you may end up coming off as unnatural. Ideally, you’ll want to write your letter so that your partner immediately knows you wrote it just by reading the first few sentences. Also, by writing a letter in your own style, you’ll have a much better time communicating your feelings.

Communication is crucial when writing letters in a long distance relationship. You don’t want to confuse the recipient of the letter, so always strive to state exactly how you are feeling. Be sincere, honest, and specific. The length of the letter is not important as long as you say what is on your mind.

Now that you’ve read these simple steps, you should have no problem getting started with this fun way to stay in touch with your partner. Texting and phone calls are great but there really is something special about writing and receiving letters. You can keep them forever and if you end up with children from your long distance relationship, you can show them the letters as a testimony of your love.

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