How long has it been since you have sent a love letter to your spouse or partner? No e-mail or text – an actual “hand-written” love letter sent through the U.S Postal Service. Love can be expressed in a multitude of different ways, but the most timeless and most treasured will always remain the classic love letter.
My money’s on “bet it’s been a loooong time!”
It’s time you do so. Don’t buy it. Write it yourself. And take your time. Make it juicy, sweet, seductive, passionate, torrid or whatever, but today… it’s time to sit down and express what’s in your heart to your partner. Say anything you want. Confess your undying love. Partners really want to know what’s in their heart. It’s often much easier to write it than to speak it in person. Writing a love letter is a very personal way to express your sentiments to someone you love.
Believe me a surprise love letter from you will energize your relationship. It’s an emotional charge! A love letter is something tangible that we can touch and hold and read over and over again.
“You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write the perfect love letter. All you need to know is how you feel. What makes a love letter so romantic is that it is deeply personal. It shows your beloved how well you know them, and that knowledge is the very stuff of love.” ~ Claire Colvin
Pretty paper with a few heart stickers, a “Love” stamp, and sealed-with-a-kiss, etc., might be a plus. Be creative. Use a few lines from your favorite love song. It doesn’t have to be 2 or 3 pages. Length sometimes complicates things. Sometimes short and sweet is best. Just make sure it comes from your heart. Be clear. Clarity works better.
It’s not always easy to express our feelings to our significant others. Some of us would rather show our love through actions. That’s great, however a major tool in the romance department is the love letter. Stimulate a romantic mood for writing. Go to a private room, put on some romantic music, dim the lights and begin writing. Take your time. Don’t stop. Just write. You can always come back and edit before you send it.
“Most of all, remember that it’s private, and therefore it can bear some risk. In this way most, a love letter is like love itself. There must be risk. Say something, name something, tell something that surprises you about yourself. Let her know that she is redefining your terms.” ~ Tom Chiarella
If you have had trouble vocally expressing your feelings, writing love letters has traditionally been an ideal alternative. You can get a lot of ideas if you Google “Love Letters.” Go to a Hallmark Card Store and look over the romantic cards, buy a card that expresses what you would really like to say and mix up the words on the card with a few of your own.
Okay… it’s your turn. Time to visit the stationery store. Get busy!
Copyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.
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