Email, Text and Phone are all means of communication in relationships, and communication is a basic requirement for a healthy, satisfying relationship. Anytime and anywhere, there is a need for communication in a relationship. Although there is always a need for communication, it is critical to know how to communicate well with your partner. If you do not communicate properly with your partner, then your relationship will definitely suffer.
How to Follow the Dos and Don’ts of Email, Text and Phone
Here are the Dos and Don’ts of Email, Text and Phone in relationships:
Do: Send messages as early as possible
We have all heard the expression “the earlier, the better”. If you are not busy sending messages, you will notice how valuable these messages are, from day one. The best way to do this is to send messages as early as possible. You want to keep in touch with the person who deserves your presence.
Use a specific email address for the relationship
Although you might not need to use the same address for all your conversations, you do need to take care and remember which one to keep for the relationship. It’s easy to lose your way and forget to include any of your contacts in your message or deliver any of your messages. This only makes it more confusing for the person you’re communicating with, and increases chances that you’ll miss out on an important aspect.
Keep your message short
Please remember to keep it short. No one wants to waste time by taking long messages. Reply-to-all is not good. Write a simple message to keep the conversation flowing between the two of you.
Do: Resolve any problems if one-on-one conversations fail
In case one-on-one conversations fail and things continue to go wrong, you should always take up the issue with your partner in a phone conversation. This way, you can also resolve the issue. If you are having a problem, you should always have a discussion about it with your partner.
Don’t: Keep all issues in a text message
Sometimes, you will find yourself confused while communicating with your partner. This is because you do not yet know the gist of the issue that you are discussing. Sometimes, a text message may not be the best way to settle your matter. Though it will work, never forget to bring it up in a phone conversation.
Do: Not send messages when you know that your partner will find them hurtful
Do not do this because you feel that your partner may not like the contents of your message. For example, if you know that your partner might find your message hurtful, don’t send it. This way, you will be making things worse. Tell him or her that you’ve thought of it and plan to communicate in a different way.
Do: Take note of words and phrases
Don’t miss out on this one. Things don’t just appear. You’ll never know how the words that you use are affecting your relationship until you read your partner’s responses to your messages.
Do: Ask questions to try and solve the issue
It will always be very important to ask questions when communicating with your partner. Questions will help you understand the problem and understand the outcome. Tell your partner that you’re not sure how to resolve the issue. This will make him or her feel listened to.
Do: Don’t use personal contact number
Don’t use your personal contact number for your messages. If you do this, then your partner may think you’re sending messages to the family or friends instead of your partner.
Do: Include a photo or video
Share your story, share your photos, you can also tell your story using a video if you wish. Being authentic will go a long way.
Do: Keep the messages a secret
It is always better to be completely open with the person you’re communicating with. You’ll be surprised at how helpful and useful the message can be if you are not open.
Do: Tell your partner the true reason why you’re missing each other
It is never a good idea to hide the reason you are missing your partner. Remember, people have different reasons why they decide to move on from a relationship. It is better to tell your partner the reason why you’re thinking of leaving your relationship. Don’t hide any reason when communicating with your partner.
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