Writing love letters can be a powerful way to express ourselves. A love letter provides an opportunity to craft a message from the heart in a safe environment. This is different from a real-time conversation with someone since there is no fear or dependency on an immediate reaction.

1. Write your letter from a place of love, not attack.

Love letters are designed with empathy and compassion. They are not designed with judgment or criticism.

2. Write from a place of how you feel, not how you think.

Love letters focus on our feelings. For example, “I feel incredibly sad that we don’t connect anymore.” Instead of, “I think you should reach out more.”

3. Consciously decide if the letter needs to be given to the recipient.

It’s one thing to write a love letter to someone. It’s a completely separate thing to give it to that someone. Simply writing the letter may be enough.