Is there something you’ve always wanted to say to your:
- ex’s new partner
- partner’s ex
- the person dating your parent
- mom or dad
If you could write a letter to someone in your stepfamily and they would never find out what you wrote, what would you say? Would you let them know how much you’ve cared about them all these years? Or do you have some anger you need to get off your chest? Are your feelings hurt? Are you proud of someone or thankful for their presence in your life and you’ve never told them?
If you would like to add a letter to the Stepfamily Letter Project, there are a few steps to follow:
- Compose your letter. We’re taking all kinds of letters: Happy, sad, angry, sweet — it doesn’t matter. We only ask you don’t threaten any harm in your letter or use any one’s real names. We won’t publish those.
- Send your letter. You can send your letter within the body of an e-mail, in a Word document, a text document or Google Doc. All we ask is that you send it to Stepfamilyletterproject@gmail.com. We’ll try to publish the letters within 48 hours of receipt.
- Include your name and e-mail. Obviously, because you’re e-mailing your letter, we’ll have your e-mail address. Please also include your first and last name somewhere in the email . We will not publish your name or e-mail address on the website; however, should we need to contact you for any reason, we’d rather not have to start out with “Hey you with the letter.”
- Spread the word. If you know someone in a blended family who you think would want to participate, let them know about the site. We’re happy to answer any questions about the project. We’ve event created this fabulous button (175 pixels x 175 pixels for your web-savvy folks out there) that you can post on your own blog or website.
5. Check back or subscribe. If you have an RSS feed reader or aggregator, sign up for an RSS feed for the site. This way, you’ll be alerted when we post a new letter.