Even with my disdain for texting, I realize that whenever I meet someone new, I will text my date more frequently than I text my best friends and inexplicably, I’ll expect him to do the same as well

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Dating in the age of cell phones puts a lot of pressure on young millennial couples to keep in constant contact throughout the day, even if it means engaging in lacklustre, mediocre conversations. After all, most of us are on our cell phones almost most of – if not, all – the time. As such, not receiving a text from someone that you are interested in would put one on edge. Both parties start second-guessing each other the moment the frequency of texts drop: Is he no longer interested in me? Is he ghosting me? Why hasn’t he responded even though he has already read my text? Why has he yet to respond to the text I sent him hours ago when he was last seen online five minutes ago? What does it mean when he likes my post on Instagram but ignores my texts?  It’s easy to be paranoid and overanalyze texting habits, or even lash out at the party who fails to keep up with the routine.

https://wildchild.sg/2020/09/03/dating-without-texting

I even had to google “how to know if you’re in a toxic relationship” in order to come to this realization

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I still believe he’s not a bad person, and the toxicity of our relationship was more about incompatibility than anything else, but our relationship took a huge toll on me. 

https://eloquententropy.wordpress.com/2020/08/12/the-tumultuous-road-to-ending-my-toxic-relationship

Remember that the only way to learn how to do something new, is by doing it

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Relationships need work. Consistent work. And it takes at least one person to lift the vibration of the couple back to its best. Often by the time couples are openly talking about these differences, they have “tolerated” the other’s low-vibrational style for a while and matched that lower energy themselves. It’s part of what has been called our “blame and shame” culture. Each partner will try to match the blaming or shaming of the other. This is so unnecessary, but often leads to breakups.

https://healthygrieving.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/joyful-relationship-creations

This is where our quality and quantity time meet to connect to both of us

Keywords: Communication, Enjoy, Marriage

Trevor gets to feel loved by the intentionality of us spending time talking together, dreaming, and sharing and catching each other up on what has been going on without distractions. I get to feel loved by the quantity of time I am getting with Trevor because I get to share as much as I want or listen as much as I can on those walks, and then know we are going home where I can still spend time with him.

https://becomeunfiltered.com/quality-vs-quantity