Incarceration can be difficult on people in a relationship, for both the person on the inside and the person on the outside. Spending time apart may be hard, but it is possible to stay in contact with your girlfriend or boyfriend in jail and nurture your relationship. Keeping up with communication will help both partners feel more connected to one another, and can help the incarcerated person’s mental health, too. In fact, research shows that around half of all incarcerated people suffer from some sort of mental illness. Staying in contact with your incarcerated loved one has been proven to help with their mental health and set them up for a better life upon release. If you’re not sure how exactly to foster your relationship during your time spent apart, follow these tips on how to stay in touch with a girlfriend or boyfriend in jail.
One of the most impactful ways to stay in touch with your incarcerated boyfriend or girlfriend is by visiting them in person. A face-to-face interaction will help remind you both that the love you have for each other is real and can last through the tough times. It is important to note that when planning your visit, you must make sure you check the rules and regulations for the facility your loved one is at and follow visitation guidelines accordingly. If you are unsure what to talk about with your loved one, follow these 7 tips on what to talk about when visiting someone in jail.
Hear Their Voice
During a relationship, you usually talk to your significant other over the phone on a regular basis. Even if your partner is incarcerated, this part of your relationship can be maintained in a slightly different way. Inmates are allowed to make phone calls, and you should always try to answer when they get the chance to call. Hearing your voice can turn their whole day around, and will cheer you up as well. For more details on how an inmate can make phone calls, check out this post on the Pelipost blog.
Put It On Paper
Back in the day, letters were the main form of communication for lovers who were apart. Sending your incarcerated partner a love letter is a classic way to stay in touch and keep the spark alive. Although they won’t be able to hear your voice, a letter will give them a tangible token of your love that they will be able to hold onto and look back on when they are missing you.
Share Photos They Will Cherish
Along with the letters, sending photos is another way to give a tangible item to your incarcerated significant other that they will cherish. Sharing images of life milestones, happy memories, or just your smile will be something your loved one can look at when they are missing you and life on the outside. Pelipost makes it easy for you to send these photos that your boyfriend or girlfriend will love. For tips on how to send pictures to inmates and what kind of photos to send, check out this blog post.
Staying in touch with a girlfriend or boyfriend in jail is possible and will be beneficial to you both in the long run, and Pelipost is here to help.
Ready to send pictures? You can download the Pelipost app through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
9 Replies to “How to Stay in Touch with a Girlfriend or Boyfriend in Jail”
my Boyfriend nor my Brother have Received the pictures I paid & sent out to them & Pelipost app shows pictures have arrived to their location & site .. a week after and they still have NOT received their pictures entitled to them sent out By me . payment was approved & processed.
HI Rocio, the best way to get assistance with your order is to contact our customer service team via email at email@example.com. They would be happy to look into your order for you.
Hey I’m going through the same my child’s father hasn’t received his photos either & they wont refund me my freaking money bak
Hi Keke, Have you contacted the Pelipost customer service team? They can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow them to look into your order and help you.
Can I do a video visit
There should be like a change in the app somehow, from being able to tell us when they arrived and another status so we know that our loved one ACTUALLY has them, since the whole covid all of this sucks so we need other forms of communication to be a bit more improved. I’m not complaining about this company it’s great I just wish they did a little more like anything else to make us feel more closer, I would send a lot more than just a few here and there and waiting for them to call to even know if they got our photos or not since we are not able to see that since the last status we get is ARRIVED.
We completely understand and are definitely working to better improve our services by working with the facilities to give us that information.Thank you so much for your feedback.
Hello I was just wondering if I can send letters through your app?
You can send a note which is printed as a 4×6 photo. We are working on implementing a letter option very soon. Thank you for your comment.