Social media and messaging apps are now essential tools to maintain relationships. Unlike before, couples are no longer relying on dates or calls to connect with their partners. They’ll just need their device and then start messaging.
But along with this convenience is the proper etiquette when messaging your SO (Significant Other). Being a relationship with someone doesn’t mean you can just blatant be rude with that person. There’s still an ounce of responsibility on every aspect of the relationship, and that includes when sending a message.
With that in mind, here’s a simple list of the things you shouldn’t do when messaging your partner. Don’t worry if you’ve done some of these. As long as you’re aware now that you shouldn’t be doing this, you’ll be fine and that person will still love you as you are.
Now onto the list!
5 Things to Avoid When Messaging Your Partner
1. Don’t use too much emojis
Those heart and kiss emojis are undeniably cute. Sending those won’t take a toll on your relationship. Now when does this become a problem? Well if every message you sent to this person has symbols in it, chances are he/she is annoyed with it already.
Also, don’t reply with full emojis. Imagine putting up a well-worded message only to get 5 kissing and heart emojis in return. Nothing shouts “I’m no longer interested in talking to you” than the abomination of random emojis. Have the decency to tell your partner that you’re gonna be doing something, or you simply need to take a nap.
2. Never Message your Partner when Angry or Stressed
To avoid any possible arguments, it’s better to be mum online when you’re stressing out something.
Now your partner only needs 2 things in this scenario: reassurance and a simple explanation. Explain that you’re really thinking about something and you just need to take some time off. But also assure her that this isn’t about the relationship and that this isn’t a case of ghosting or whatnot.
3. Don’t get too upset with Late Replies
Your partner has his/her own life, and it doesn’t revolve on social media. Don’t get upset if he/she is not replying as much as he/she could. You may not realize it, but he/she is dealing with something important and cannot be bothered.
4. Don’t blast texts all at once
You know those people
On social network sites
Who text on every line
As if there is a limit per every message
Imagine the notifs your partner is receiving
What if he/she is at a meeting?
Don’t be this person.
5. Never Discuss Important Relationship Matters Over Messaging
When trying to iron out an argument or simply talking about leveling up your relationship status, it’s better to discuss it in person. That way, you can see his/her reaction and you can weigh in what should be your reaction too.