How many of yall have done this before and what exactly did you do? I kept a journal with my ex for a long time. Years. We each had our own notebook and we would keep a journal in it about the times we were together and apart. About once a month we would sit down with our journals on the couch and read them to each other and talk about them. With my last gf we wrote letters to each other on paper once a month even though we only lived 5 minutes from each other. Mostly it was stuff about our day and how we enjoyed each other's company the last time we were together.