03/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jennifer Garner: Ben Affleck Wooed Me Over Email

Jennifer Garner covers this week's Parade magazine and inside talks about her two young daughters and how she and husband Ben Affleck first fell in love and how they continue to find time for romance.

On keeping the spark alive with Ben:
"You steal the time. You steal a date, you steal a kiss, you steal a whisper. You sit next to each other on the couch with computers on your laps. After the kids are asleep you...well, you know. Whatever it is. You slip away for a night, which we've only just now done for the first time. Of course, I call home while we're away. Ben would be surprised if I didn't."

On her 2004 divorce from actor Scott Foley:
"It was a huge heartbreak for me to have something fail like that. I knew that this was either an opportunity for growth or I would sink. It's easy when you're hurt and angry to just say, 'Oh, it's them.' But I had to come into my own. I thought, 'Why did this relationship not work? What part of the failure is my responsibility?' So I went to work on it. I started therapy."

On how Ben won her heart:
"Well, it helped that we were both single at the time. He's a very good writer."

So did he woo her with letters?
"Don't make assumptions. I didn't say that! Okay...e-mail. He's a very persuasive writer."

You can read more excerpts from the interview here.