BY SHAZ FISHER
We analyse too much these days with technology because things can be so easy and communication can be easier, but that is what makes it harder.
What goes through the head of a 23-year-old who is away from her boyfriend and is exhausted, but under pressure to send an original good night text:
“It is that time of night when it is time to send a good night text. I just want to send a simple one because John knows me now and I hope he doesn’t think I don’t care, which I doubt because he knows I have massive days and I do care, I am just too exhausted to think right now. Oh but I remember that time I got cranky when he sent a quick one. I did apologise and I was tired which is why I reacted the way I did. Too much emphasis is put on good night texts. I can’t be under pressure just before bed. Saying good night sweet is lovely. Who says being original is better or sexier or sweeter. Isn’t being comfortable a good stage too. Oh yes not too comfortable that you don’t care – that doesn’t happen to solid couples,” tired Jess.
If you think the text thing is getting tough – talk to your partner. Your partner maybe thinking the same thing. Maybe you will both agree to stop for a while and pretend texting doesn’t exist. Maybe you both could have a texting break and actually call every second night instead!
Everything gets boring after a while. It is great that you want to keep things alive and interchangeable.