7 Year Itch

September 14, 2011 by USA Post 

7 Year Itch7 Year Itch, Postal authorities in China’s capital Beijing have come up with a novel solution to a rising divorce rate – love letters sent with a delay of seven years.

The new service allows couples in the first flush of romance to send a letter to your partner will only receive seven years later, the China Daily on Tuesday, saying it was often when the relationship began to cool.

Divorce is increasingly common in China. In Beijing, the divorce rate has increased from 11,582 in 2004 to 21,013 years ago, according to government data.

Special envelopes containing a personalized message card on sale in Beijing on September 9 – considered auspicious by the words “nine nine” in Chinese sounds similar to the word “forever”.

Couples who marry in one of the offices of the registered capital of 17 also receive an envelope.

“We hope that the love letters may save some marriages in the future,” said an official surnamed Ma postal Global Times newspaper.

But some people were less enthusiastic about the plan.

“It would be depressing if I got a love letter seven years ago and I was not with me then loved,” said Tsinghua University Lubin Graduate Sun newspaper China Daily.

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