To text or not to text...

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Registered: 08-04-2011
To text or not to text...
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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:03am

Just wanted to get a quick opinion.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 11:55am

If he is at work, then I would say don't send it.

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Registered: 06-27-2007
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 4:03pm

You know there's another thing you can do.

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Registered: 12-22-2007
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 7:29pm

>>Men suck at this type of thing.<<

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Registered: 05-14-2001
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 2:11am

Some who responded seem to think that your boyfriend is angry or has treated you badly, but I'm not reading that in your post.


~ cl-2nd_life

cl-2nd_
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Registered: 08-04-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 9:43am

I know I was pretty vague on the entire situation.

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Registered: 12-27-2004
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 9:58am
There probably IS some deeper issue, but until you discover it, try this quick fix: stop texting.
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Registered: 08-04-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 11:36am

Ha!

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Registered: 05-18-2009
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 1:11pm

I honestly think it's really silly for posters to be so judgmental about your SO because he was moody once. We're all human beings and we have moods, some good and some bad. We need time away from one another sometimes, too. I don't see anything about your boyfriend's behavior that strikes me as odd in any way.

Maybe you should revise your idea of text messaging. I don't consider it to be a real form of communication wherein two people really connect. It's not a good way to end a fight or to connect with someone. It's just a simple message that someone can read at their leisure, and either respond or not. Couple that with the fact that you get emotional over "texting incidents" and really, the cure for that is to STOP TEXTING!

It sounds like you two could really reduce your fighting if you stopped relying on text messages to communicate. My SO and I have lived together 4 years now, and we only text about trivial things. If one doesn't respond, it's not a big deal. He texted me telling me that a mutual friend wanted to go out Sunday and if I want to come. It's not time-sensitive, it has nothing to do with emotions, and if I don't respond right away it's fine.

Save yourself from texting!! :)

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Registered: 12-27-2004
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 1:43pm
I love it when great minds agree!

Chattcutie, when you are feeling more sensitive, it is easy to misunderstand the tone of a text. It's also comforting to hear a familiar voice. Now that you and your boy friend and Crabby and I all agree, you should be headed for happier days.
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Registered: 08-04-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 1:52pm

I just wanted to say I completely agree with your opinion about texting.