(Closed) Do You Have Any Rules ?

posted 7 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

We basically do whatever we want, but a rule is that we talk on Skype every night at 11pm (after our shows are done, haha).  If one of us can’t make it because we want to go out with people (or any other reason), we have to call/text the other to let them know and figure out a make-up chat time either talking right then or Skypeing the next morning.  We also have to say “I love you” at least once a day, and we have a stereotypical goodbye that we both always say when we end Skype.  We also have a “pattern” for how to talk on Skype, like one shares their whole day first, then the other person does, then we discuss random stuff we each forgot to say.

Other than those, we basically live 2 separate lives during the weekdays.  We sometimes text each other throughout the day, but some days we only  talk to each other for that time on Skype after 11pm.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t think we have “rules” I do have to say we talk on the phone every night for at least an hour or more. He says he can’t sleep without hearding my voice and I guess I’m the same hehe

We txt through out the day, if he txts and I don’t txt back within 30 minutes or an hour he gets worried because I’m pretty good about my reply speed, but the same goes for him I get worried too.

He has told me a few times that I “won’t” go out with a friend because she was meeting a potential boyfriend and his friend. He felt like it was a double date for us and that if the situtation was reversed that I would throw a stink, which I probably would. So I make excuses not to go out when she does her “dating” thing.. hehe

I don’t restrict him from going out, he works so much he hardly ever goes out really. He is going to the movies tonight with like 10 guys from work, I told him no stopping at the strip club, because I have heard from him that his guy friends enjoy going to this big club by work…. I have issues with that and he respects that.

But overall we just make time for each other and we do out own thing. I do try and keep him in my life when I do things like shopping or getting my oil changes lol I also send him pictures of everything to involve him.

Post # 5
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Skype date every sunday!

 

And if he leaves the computer mid conversation he has to say or I think I am being ignored! haha

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We dont have any real rules. We text through out the day and skype at night before bed. I go out with my friends and he goes out with his and we text eachother while out lol.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We used to be long distance, we had absolutely no rules like that. We’re both independent adults who can make our own decisions about how we want to spend our time. I mean, if we didn’t want to spend time in talking on the phone (or skyping in our case, US to AUS calls are too expensive!!), then we probably shouldn’t have been together anyways, right?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We don’t have rules – There is an expectation that we talk every day in some capacity.  We generally e-mail when he’s at work and skype at night when he’s home.  We still sociallize as usual, but neither of us do all that much.  The three hour time difference makes things tricky and generally frustrating.  I’m on East Coast time and he’s on West Coast…so I end up being really tired all the time and staying up way too late.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We talk every night but we don’t really have a rule about it. It’s more like our days just wouldn’t feel complete without talking. Like someone else said though, there is a no strip club rule. And before one of us goes out, we like to know where the other one is going and when they get home. That’s mostly just for safety though and so we don’t have to worry 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mrs ranunculus: Haha I know that feeling, ever since I got home from my last trip I have been staying up til 2 am! Cause I am addicted to instant messenger!!!

Post # 11
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780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We really don’t have ‘rules’ but we do have some habits/ patterns that we have moved into over the years:

– we talk, text, IM many (5-6) times throughout the day

– we read books and articles ‘together’ and then discuss them

– we play online board games

– we check in and let each other know when we are going out for the evening

– we say ILY frequently

– we work really hard to communicate Smile

 

 

 

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