Talking to your mother can be one of the hardest tasks to do. When you're faced with a set of problems that you cannot solve however, one safe place to turn for help and advice is your mom. Consider writing a her letter to ease the thought of facing her. Continue reading to gain confidence in writing a clear letter to your mother about your problems.
Things You'll Need
- Scrap paper
- Laptop or desktop computer
- Colored or plain paper
Prepare to Write a Letter to Your Mother
Create a folder computer titled, "Letter to My Mother." Keep every piece of paper or note that comes from writing private by using this folder. Hide it wherever you choose. You can do this on your computer.
Be honest with yourself. If you're reaching out to your mother to vent or ask for help with problems in your life, you owe her complete honesty. To be effective, you must open up to her and present the facts. Think about what caused the problems, how long the problem has been bothering you and how the consequences are affecting you--the true story.
Use a piece of scrap paper to gather and draft your thoughts for the letter.
Ground Your Thoughts
Articulate your problems so your mother can easily understand them. Try listing each problem. This clearly outlines each issue and sets the pace for the rest of the letter. It allows you to give specific attention to each problem without forgetting details.
Outline the proposed causes of these problems. Tell your mother what you think caused your issues. This will help her understand the situationn. She can help find a solution to your problems and figure out how to prevent them in the future.
Address your mother directly and tell her what you need her to do. If you need help, ask for help. If you just want her support, ask for it. If you don't know what to do next, tell her that. This statement will close your letter. By clearly expressing what you need you demonstrate responsibility in taking the next step toward solving your problems.
Delivering the Letter to Your Mother
Write your letter or type a copy to give to your mother. If you don't trust your handwriting, type the letter and sign it at the bottom to add a personal element.
Personalize your letter further by using colored paper, stationary or an unorthodox envelope. Address your mother on the front and leave it where only she will find it.
Place a copy in your "Letter to My Mother" folder along with your notepapers and draft. As the relationship with your mother grows, you may consider adding all written letters, cards, etc. to this folder as a testament to how you've grown mentally.
Tips & Warnings
- Remember, your mother is older and wiser but she may not have the solution to every problem. After you write the letter to your mother, be sure to consult professional help if either of you see fit.
- Emailing the letter to your mother can feel impersonal and be received at an awkward time, like during lunch with a friend.
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