Thanks to technology, maintaining a connection with your significant other is so much easier. There are messaging and social network apps available to keep in touch with your partner.
In just a few clicks, you can express to your SO what you truly feel.
But as you enjoy the convenience of instant messaging, there are also things you need to consider every time you chat your partner. Here are the 9 things you should stop doing when messaging your partner.
Not doing any of this will lessen fights and make your online relationship so much peaceful.
#1 – Don’t Abbreviate too Much
It’s okay to give an occasional “brb” or “tbh” But don’t push your partner’s buttons by sending complicated acronyms like ICBWICBM (It could be worse, It could be me). Don’t also reply with abbreviations all the time. You just look lazy or uninterested in chatting your partner.
#2 – Never discuss important matters thru Online Messaging
Important matters such as relationship issues should be done in person. Even if you use video calling, how will you determine what your partner actually feels? How will you know how to react properly? With that, always make personal meet-ups for this type of conversation.
#3 – Avoid Flooding your Partner with Messages
Sending a whole message is so much easier for you and for your SO. Don’t send one-word messages.
It might be easier.
Typing like this.
But consider other factors.
Like your SO’s phone notif sound.
It can be annoying.
Don’t do this.
#4 – Don’t Use Emojis All the Time
Using emojis when messaging your partner can be cute and fun, but don’t overdo it. Also, don’t reply to your partner with only using emojis. You look lazy and foolish at the same time.
#5 – Avoid Messaging your Partner when Angry or Stressed
If you’re not in the mood or a bit stressed on something, it’s okay to take a few steps back. Just let your partner know you’re resting. This will lessen any possible fights or misunderstandings.
#6 – Don’t Send too much Nonsense
It’s nice to share a meme or a viral video, but as stated in the other tips, don’t overdo it. There are tagging options on existing and new social media apps, so use that instead.
#7 – Don’t Screenshot your Messages
You’re having a fight and now you’re sending screenshots to your friends. For you, you might think that you’re not doing any harm. But what if you found out that your private messages are being sent to other people too? You wouldn’t like that, do you?
Also, secure messaging apps for Android and iOS have notifications now in case someone grabbed a screenshot. So to avoid any suspicion, just stop doing this.
#8 – Don’t Distract Them
If you’re aware that your partner is doing something important, take a chill pill for awhile. Your partner isn’t going to cheat in a just a few hours of not chatting to you. Give him/her some space too.
#9 – Don’t Get Mad for Late Replies
If your SO did this once, don’t make such a big deal out of this. Remember, your partner has a life outside of your relationship. But if it’s occurring regularly, then it’s best to settle it with your SO in person.
I know these 9 things aren’t dealbreakers, but having healthy messaging habits especially when chatting your partner truly shows that you care.