Make no mistake about it. Texting is going to play a very huge role in relationships and dating these days.
Communication has always served as an important foundation for any kind of relationship – most especially a romantic kind. The reason communication is important in a relationship is that it helps bring two people closer together. It helps generate intimacy. It helps bridge the gap between two people. And that is definitely going to be important in a romantic relationship. That’s why you always want to be staying mindful of the way that you and your partner communicate with one another.
And it definitely is no secret that texting is a very popular form of communication these days. In fact, it’s probably one of the most popular ways that people communicate with one another in this era of information. And there’s a reason for that. Texting is so convenient for two people to stay in communications even when they can’t be in the same physical location.
That’s why a lot of couples resort to the texting platform so as to maintain communications with one another even when they’re apart. However, there are plenty of us who make mistakes when we’re texting with our significant others. And you want to make sure that you limit these mistakes if you want to minimize the friction in your relationship. So, without much further ado, here are the bad texting habits that you need to avoid with your partner.
1. Don’t ask too many intrusive questions.
Don’t be intrusive with the questions. Don’t be so personal. Texting is more for causal communication throughout the day. You get to really know one another through real-life conversations that you have with each other.
2. Don’t send a message that you wouldn’t want the rest of the world to read.
Think about this for a second: would you ever Tweet what you’re about to send to your partner? If you wouldn’t Tweet it, it means that you’re not sure if the world is going to receive what you’re saying well. And it should be the same when you’re just texting ta partner who you’re getting to know for the first time.
3. Don’t overdo it with the emojis.
You never want to be overdoing it with the amount of emojis that you are putting into your text messages. Yes, you want to be adding some life and animation to your text and that’s fine. But ultimately, it’s your words that are going to do the trick the best.
4. Don’t overdo it with the abbreviations.
You might think that you’re saving a lot of time with the abbreviations that you make while you’re texting. But be honest with yourself. How much time are you actually saving? Just type properly like a real and mature adult who knows how to spell and form proper sentences.
5. Don’t have arguments over text.
Don’t have arguments over text messages. One of the biggest disadvantages of communicating over text is the fact that you don’t really get a chance to hear each other’s tone of voice. And a lot of the time, that can lead to a lot of misunderstandings and misconstrued statements. That can be very problematic when you’re trying to come together on a disagreement.
6. Avoid texting while you’re angry.
Anger is such a complex emotion. And a lot of the time, it can really get the best of a person. You never want to allow your anger to be getting the best of you most especially when you’re conversing with the person you love. Your anger might induce you to say something that you shouldn’t really be saying. And you’re going to end up regretting that text message you sent while you were upset.
7. Don’t be revealing your texts to other people.
You shouldn’t be so willing to just reveal all of your text messages with your partner to other people. You might think that it’s okay for you to ask your friends about how you should be replying to your partner. But you should definitely resist the urge to do so. Remember that your text messages are intimate. And you don’t want to be betraying your partner’s trust by revealing their texts to others.
8. Don’t spend all day texting.
You don’t want to be spending all of your days just texting one another. For one thing, you must have other responsibilities in your life that require your attention. You shouldn’t be wasting all your time just staring on your phone and texting your partner all day. Next, you don’t want to be having ALL of your conversations through text messages. You’re going to want to leave some conversations for real life as well. Nothing can replace real-life conversations with the person you love the most.