Got a new penpal!

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caroline

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Got a new penpal!
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:39:18 PM »
Hi!  Not sure if this is the place to put this but i know it'll be moved if i've got it wrong!

Over xmas and new year my partner and i visited his family.  as we usually do.  This time my neice (8yr old) and i decided to be pen pals!! We live about 250 miles apart.  I got my first letter yesterday and i am really excited to write back!!  Do you have a pen pal? 

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Three Roses

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Re: Got a new penpal!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 12:16:41 AM »
What a great idea!  :cheer:

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woodsgnome

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Re: Got a new penpal!
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 02:52:59 AM »
A lot of times I feel just having a penpal would definitely help with my upended and/or nonexistent socialization.

But when I've tried I seem to hit a wall like I do in any interpersonal communication--I'm not fully worthy, I'm boring, they won't like this about me, they'll find something about me, etc., on and on. They're on a pedestal and I'm seeking their approval.

Totally unrealistic, illogical; and I always end up wanting to retreat back to my hiding spot. Someday...

Anyway, I wish you well with your pen pal relationship.  :)

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Re: Got a new penpal!
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 08:58:39 PM »
I used to have so many pen pals in my teens. One of them I'm still in contact with occationally.
I do have an e-mail pen-pal, if that counts? She's blind, so writing or reading a handwritten letter would be tricky to say the least!