Expressing Our Feelings Now And Then 

With technology nowadays, writing letters may seem old-fashioned. Gone are the days when couples would send love letters to each other. It was the primary form of showing how much a person means to us, and there were times when it was the only way of communication, especially for those who spent time apart from each other. 

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It could sound mushy nowadays, but writing letters to our loved ones still mean something. There is extra magic to it that makes our message significant as opposed to sending an email or text message. We have to admit that we still put extra emotions when writing a traditional letter. 

“By writing, you put some structure and organization to those anxious feelings,” he explains. “It helps you to get past them.” – James Pennebaker, Ph.D.

Sending A Text Message Nowadays Versus Writing A Letter Back Then 

 

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  • In a text message, you type in: 

 

“Take Care. I Love You.” 

 

In a letter, you write: 

 

“Always take good care of yourself for me. I love you more than you’ll ever know.” 

 

  • In a text message, you type in: 

 

“I miss you so bad. Please come home.” 

 

In a letter, you write: 

 

“It is so cold out here without you. I wish to the stars I am holding your hand right now. Wherever you are, I am waiting for the day that I get to hear your voice and hug you tight. Know that when that day comes, I’m never letting you go.” 

 

  • In a text message, you type in: 

 

“I’m really sorry. I hope you forgive me. I know what I did was selfish. I promise you I won’t do it again.” 

 

In a letter, you write: 

 

“I am deeply sorry for the pain I caused you. The last thing I would want is to hurt you because I know deep in my heart how much I love you, and it’s breaking right now knowing I made tears fall from your eyes. Please find it in your heart to forgive me. I cannot promise you a world without hurt, but this I can promise. I will love you until my very last breath.” 

 

  • In a text message, you type in: 

Randi Gunther, Ph.D., has this to say: “I believe that this trend toward lessened empathy is directly linked to the increased use of technological devices to communicate vulnerable and fragile emotions. The written word alone, especially when expressed in abbreviation, cannot possibly convey the subtle nuances that accompany more fragile intimate messages.”

“Did you get my gift? I hope you like it. It reminds me of you. Hope it will remind you of me.” 

 

In a letter, you write: 

 

“Along with this letter is a simple token of my love for you. It may not be the best gift there is to give as you deserve the stars and the moon, but know that along with my simple gift is a promise that I will give you all of me.” 

 

  • In a text message, you type in: 

 

XOXO 

 

In a letter, you write: 

 

“I’m sending you hugs and kisses. Hope I’m here to give you real ones.” 

 

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“Miscommunication happens often enough face to face,” Christine Hammond, LMHC, “but it happens far more frequently over text messages. Alice was texting back and forth with her boyfriend when suddenly he went silent after a simple question. In the middle of a meeting, John received a three-page text message from his ex-wife. Sandy accidentally sent an intimate text message to the wrong person causing a series of awkward responses.”

 

The technology has indeed changed a lot in the way we live. It has become quite an improvement because it made things easier. One tap and we get to see the people we love, and that is astonishingly amazing! But we have to admit that there is something magical about how people express their feelings back in the good old days. It is much more romantic, and you could feel every word written in a letter. Back in the days, they would only put such effort and time in writing a letter to someone they truly love, and once you receive one, you know it is something.