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To message him when he's out with friends ...hardly spoke all day.

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awayupthe · 26/12/2019 18:09

I've been seeing a guy since August.
Anyway haven't seen him in 5 days with it being Christmas etc.
We've been texting all Xmas eve/Xmas day
Spoke on the phone the other night for nearly 3 hours.
Anyway he has hardly said a word all day.
He went out at 2pm with his friends on a pub crawl.
Every time he goes out he forgets I exist but is posting pics of pints to Snapchat /Facebook.
Haven't spoke since about 1pm when I was trying to make convo but I could tell he couldn't be arsed.
Do I text him now?
Just general light heart convo or will I be annoying him whilst he's out with friends?

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BeanTownNancy · 27/12/2019 09:35

@Laylor - I agree, my husband and I always text, but then all of our friends text their partners on nights out. Not excessively, but it's nice to have the occasional message to know they are having a good time. We also have a toddler and a baby so sometimes I'll send him a picture if they are doing something cute.

I don't think there's ever anything wrong with sending a message, as long as you don't go mental if you don't get an answer.

lowlandLucky · 27/12/2019 09:40

Dont be that needy woman

FeigningHorror · 27/12/2019 09:41

OP, do you not have any other people in your life? In future, couldn’t you call or text a friend?

Butchyrestingface · 27/12/2019 09:44

Why would he text you when he’s out with his mates?

As for this:

Spoke on the phone the other night for nearly 3 hours

Dear God, I’d need a month to recover. Crown Grin

overnightangel · 27/12/2019 09:44

“I never text him and then he text me at 11pm when he got home.
Then he rang and he was very drunk rambling on for about a hour.
I worried for nothing”

What were you worried about? Him hurting himself? Going awol? Cooling off with someone else?
For God’s sake are you going to create a drama in your head every time he goes out with his mates? Let the poor bloke have a life!

overnightangel · 27/12/2019 09:45

*copping off with

MrsItsNoworNotatAll1 · 27/12/2019 09:48

Some harsh replies Hmm I think it's fine to text to see if they're OK. It doesn't take too much to reply either. Who doesn't look at their phone when they've gone to the toilet??

Hope you're OK op.

GiveHerHellFromUs · 27/12/2019 10:30

@MrsItsNoworNotatAll1 that'd be fine it OP would've been happy with a short two word response, but she wanted conversation

MrsItsNoworNotatAll1 · 27/12/2019 11:03

Yeah that's a bit much. I'd just be happy with a quick reply.

MrsItsNoworNotatAll1 · 27/12/2019 11:26

OP next time he goes on a piss up make sure you have plenty to occupy yourself with so you're not dwelling on whatever he's doing. Otherwise you'll drive yourself nuts.

MzHz · 27/12/2019 11:41

God I’d HATE to be in a relationship with you OP, stop being so clingy! He’s known you a few months!

Haven’t you got your own friends to socialise with?

ilovesooty · 27/12/2019 12:05

What did you get out of him rambling drunk at you for an hour?

cstaff · 27/12/2019 12:05

Tbh if I am out with friends the last thing I would be doing is checking my phone as I would be having a laugh or a real conversation so you could be waiting an hour or two for me to check my phone, never mind reply.

BatShite · 27/12/2019 12:20

My husband texts/calls more than necessary when am out with family/friends and it really annoys me. On the contrary, I will only contact him when hes out if its an emergency, or with a quick 'if you get food on way back, get me some too' or something..not trying to keep a convo going throughout the whole time hes out..

I think you need to find a hobby really, its a little sad that it seems your whole life revolves round this guy..I know your relationship will likely still be in honeymoon stage, but still, people tend to need space..even just the odd night a month or something! Also, his friends will possibly be taking the piss. I know mine have in the past when DH has been a bit more..stalkey than usual. And with him..its still only say 5 messages over a few hours, not constant contact..but those 5 'just checking you are having a good time' really grate on me Blush

BatShite · 27/12/2019 12:21

...apologies, I fell aseep with this page on last night and did not think to refreash so didn't know this was basically sorted now anyway...need to learn to refresh first when I do that

peaceanddove · 27/12/2019 12:38

We got together long before mobile came along so we never got into the habit of keeping in touch for no real reason. I just really don't see or feel the need to regularly update DH as to my state of mind and current occupation whilst apart from him. Neither does he, to be honest. I don't think it's necessary or even that 'nice' to be in regular communication. When I'm with DH then I'm engaged with him and into him, when I'm out without him then I'm occupied with other stuff. I just don't feel it necessary to incorporate him into everything I'm doing.

My friend gets upset when her long term partner doesn't put a sufficient number of kisses at the end of each and every text. It must be so draining living like that.

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