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View Poll Results: How Often Do You Write?
Once a month 5 8.20%
Once a week 13 21.31%
More than once a month 6 9.84%
More than once a week 37 60.66%
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:27 AM
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For myself, I write as much as my heart feels like it. Usually when I'm sad, anxious, happy, whenever. From him I get about 1-2 a month cuz he's crappy at writing back. He's better at calling me than writing back to me.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:05 AM
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I write everyday. He sends, on average, a couple of letters a week.
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I write almost everyday but I save a few days and mail them together maybe once a week. I used to send them as soon as I wrote them but then I realized I was just blowing through stamps.
My guy is not a writer and hardly ever sends mail except like holidays, birthdays and our anniversary. Or when I tell him I need him to send mail even if its just a drawing, he will.
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The first week I wrote every single day, sometimes more than once. I sent out I think 10 or 11 letters that first week. After that he got email access and we email 2-3 times a day and so I've only mailed out 4-5 in the last month. He's only sent one letter in the mail but I told him yesterday I sent a letter out that he should respond in a letter. It's nothing really important but want to hear more about things and people there.
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We use emails and once in a while he sends me drawings and I send him letters. We send about 4 emails a day and talk 3 times
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I write every single day and send a card too. Two pieces of mail every day. He writes daily and sends two cards a week.
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I send him a good morning message every day. He sends me a message when he gets home from work. I reply to that, then he calls once or sometimes twice (if we're lucky) before they turn the phones off. He then sends me a message before he goes to bed. Everything is digital where he is (county jail, still awaiting sentencing). If I send him a handwritten letter he won't get the physical copy because they scan it in. All pics are sent through the messaging system, too. No physical pictures.
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I so badly wish that T could do emails.
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I so badly wish that T could do emails.
I did not realize what a lifeline it would be! We had long discussed about how to communicate often without having to spend a fortune every day. He kept telling me he didnt see the sense in calling every single day because he was sure not enough would be going on. Funny thing is he is writing a physical letter now and his emails dropped off a bit because he said there wasn't enough to say for both. Lol I get fair warning when he is calling so I'm free and my phone is charged and since I have different days off work every week I can let him know easily.
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I change my schedule around as I don't know when he's gonna call. The only two days I know he won't are Mon/Wed as I am in class and he knows that.
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Oh geez, lets see.. in the first 2 years I wrote him 4-5, sometimes 6 days a week, and then for the 3rd through 5th year it was like once a week or at times once every other week then it went down to a few every other month, but at the 6th - 11th year I went back up to daily ((a few letters a day even)).

Today, even with him waiting for that parole release packet / short timing it, I write daily. He calls a few times a day, but only every other day - sometimes he'll go three days without calling, drives me flipping bonkers! He's a great writer, I get mail 4-5 times a week, sometimes 2-3 letters at a time.

Just this weekend I told him that I'm pretty sure I will miss writing him as well as anticipating his letters - he suggested there's ways getting around missing that, hehe.. clever guy!


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I hope when T gets out that we can still write. Like, honestly, I'll probably still write and mail it to him at whatever place he's at. Which might be with me. Idk.
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When my guy came home from 6 months away I still wrote him and would leave it on the dresser before I went to work.
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When my guy came home from 6 months away I still wrote him and would leave it on the dresser before I went to work.
How flippin cute!!
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When my guy came home from 6 months away I still wrote him and would leave it on the dresser before I went to work.
I talk to my girl and tell her thats what were gonna do. I have such a habit to write her and don't ever plan on stopping.
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We use to write. Before his letter got to me, he'd tell me everything on the phone that was in the letter. I told him to quit spoiling my letters. We are over 5 years now. The letters just stopped. He calls every day so there isn't much to write about. Recently, I sent him some pictures. I did not include a letter. He said I could have wrote something. LOL! Next time!!!
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I have the habit of telling him what's in the letters I write. Oops.
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I write 2 letters a week, visit 3 days a week, talk on the phone 1-2 times a day, and exchange instant emails 10-12 times a day. After all these years now, we still always have something to talk about. I'm going to kick her ass (not literally) if she ever goes back into that prison again when she comes home.
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We both still write every day. I see him ever weekend, and he calls 2-3 times a day as long as they are not on lockdown. We always have something to talk about.

But having 7 kids and 11 grandkids between us helps with that. There is always something or somebody I need to tell him about.

He also still sends home cards and drawings that he's done as he does them. But most of those I just pick up on weekends when I go to visit.
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I used to flood his mail. Now a few letters a month. I send batches of pictures a few times a month.

We talk a few times a day, so there isn't much to write. plus im super busy now working.
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We only had about five phone calls in ten months. I wrote almost everyday and then would mail it out about every 2-3 days. One letter could span a few days. He is a letter writer too so it was great. I’m glad we kept it to writing because it was so exciting to hear from each other because we didn’t know what was going on from day to day with each other. We never fought about anti thing while he was inside not one time. I think if we had constant phone calls we would have started bickering over time.
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