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The past year has tested our reliance on technology. First dates went virtual, group chats became social lifelines, and Zoom sessions replaced office small talk. In turn, we re-learned how to set boundaries, both at work and within our relationships. According to psychotherapist Gin Lalli, who spoke to the Guardian last summer , successful relationships are all about adapting. In honor of Hot Vax Summer , we asked seven relationship experts about texting protocol today.

The general consensus? So if you're confused about how often you should text your partner , ask them, relationship coach Melinda Carver tells Bustle. Ultimately, the best way to find a happy medium is to discuss it. Does one of you like to text more often than the other? Keep your partner's work schedule in mind, Carver says.

And remember, not everyone is adept at texting. Some are not," Tessina says. My feeling is that a text should never be longer than one or two sentences at the most. As for fighting over text? Avoid it. This can result in what I call 'textual abuse,' particularly if the person is texting obsessively. Like any kind of abuse, this can ruin a relationship. If you're early in the relationship, texting something like "I hope you are having a good day" can go a long way, Martinez says. They love this exercise and keep it up long after we stop working with it. Other experts differ based on their personalities.

Alex appreciates creative texts. And Sansone-Braff values thoughtful messages. Just a quick text saying 'I love you' can go a long way in keeping your relationship sizzling. The short answer: Not all the time. Martinez agrees, saying, "Cute and funny links are OK, but don't inundate them with it.

Alex and Martinez recommend using them sparingly. Adds Martinez, "Only under a circumstance in which you are in a unique situation — not often, and not for no reason. If there is a purpose, or something funny about it, then go for it. But not just gratuitous pictures of yourself. It could come off as self-absorbed.

Ultimately, you know your partner and your relationship best. Howard-Blackburn agrees: "There is a seductive mystery about receiving a naughty text from your partner in the middle of the day, or right around the 2 p. Sexting can also be used as a form of foreplay. But don't throw caution to the wind. My rule of thumb for sexting is that I only do it when I know where my partner is and that it will be safe for them to receive that message.

That way I know it will be safe, and if the sext sparks something, the action can start right away. Texting is all well and good, but when it comes to an actual conversation with your partner, pick up the phone. Tessina agrees. This article was originally published on Dec. Updated: July 7, Originally Published: Dec.

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