The actual amount of messages exchanged between us depends on the flow of our day. If either of us is busy with work, we keep the texts to a minimum. BUT, if we aren't particularly busy, we are in constant contact. We have always been this way.
Then L's cousin's husband scoffed at us, and divulged that he and his wife rarely text each other, if ever. I was a bit embarrassed. Are couples not supposed to keep in touch during the day? Is the need to be in constant contact reserved only for the lovey dovey beginning of a relationship? We have been together almost seven years, and while we dropped the honeymoon phase years ago, there is no waning in the text message department.
We do have one text rule: no fighting or bickering over text. That's another thing we have learned the hard way. Text squabbles are usually riddled with misunderstandings, and they take forever. Not only does it take time to type out your response, the other person can take their sweet time responding or they don't have to answer at all if they don't feel like it. A recipe for disaster.
How often do you text your mate during a regular day? Do you have any texting "rules"?
P.S. A couple of days ago I woke up and looked like this guy. Damn you, stye. Damn you! That's why I didn't post yesterday. It was a Quasimodo kind of day.