(Closed) How often do you talk to your DH while at work?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Hoew often do you communicate with DH while at work each day?
    0-3 times a day : (151 votes)
    65 %
    4-6 times a day : (36 votes)
    15 %
    7-10 times a day : (20 votes)
    9 %
    11+ times a day : (27 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    218 posts
    Helper bee

    I’d say 0-3 times a day for personal communications but we work in the same place (military), although different buildings, so we often talk/see each other more than that a day but it’s work related.  We’re very careful with seperating work/personal stuff as much as possible.

    I’ve had people at work have full on arguments with their OHs in shared offices on the phone and it’s just awkward for everyone else there.

    Post # 4
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Almost never. Darling Husband is an attorney and I’m a teacher. During the day he is either in court or busy with clients. I’m busy with my students. We simply don’t have time to chit-chat in the middle of our workdays, whether via text or phone calls. We do call each other if one of us is running late on the way home, or to check and see if the other one wants something from the grocery store or for takeout.

    Post # 5
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Up until this week, we communicated through text pretty consistently during the day. I don’t like going even 8 hours without talking to my Fiance and maybe that’s corny, but I miss him. He’s just started a new job that will definitely be an adjustment for us, as he is not even allowed to bring a phone into the building. So now we don’t communicate at all while he is working, but it is definitely not our choice. 

    Post # 6
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Well, both of us keep our Gmail accounts open while we work, and we can use the chat feature to keep in touch.  So we aren’t speaking, per say, but we’re in contact more or less the entire day.  

    Post # 7
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Darling Husband usually texts during his break to make sure the baby and I are doing well and to send his love. Other than that, communication is limited to empergencies and him alerting me when he will be done (since we share a car and I often have to pick him up).

    Post # 8
    8692 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We work at the same place so we generally email back and forth all day.

    Post # 9
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    Well I always have a gchat window open for him but we’re both so busy and it’s never involved conversation. More like good morning, where are you going for lunch, is there anything I need to do today, do you have plans for tonight. Sometimes share a funny story or website. Some days a few exchanges, some days we get to really talk. 

    Post # 10
    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    well both dh and I work from home so we talk pretty frequently 🙂 we used to both have office jobs, but even then we were almost constantly in contact via gchat or email. not like, full blown conversations that totally disrupt work, but little logistical things, as they come up. like, what should we do for dinner, etc

    Post # 11
    4375 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We almost never talk during the work day and if we do it’s very quick – like if it’s DH’s day off and I need him to pick up something at the store that I forgot to put on the grocery list.

    If one of us is sick, the other person will usually call to check in on them. Darling Husband sometimes texts me when he leaves work to let me know, but really that’s about it. Maybe 3 times the whole work week?

    Post # 12
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    While I’m at work, I can’t talk as I work in a restaurant. But when he’s at work and I’m off, he’ll call me every few hours. So I’d say 3 or 4 times a day. 🙂

    Post # 13
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Usually not at all, apart from a message from him to say he is on his way home. Very occasionally we check in and see how eachother’s day is going. We quite like having the time apart and then catching up on what we’ve been up to over dinner. 

    I have co-workers who think its weird that we dont speak at all when they are constantly texting their SO’s. Personally I think what they do is overkill, but to each their own, if its not hurting anybody, do what ya like!

    Post # 14
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    That’s nuts. When my Fi is away I get to work about 30mins early and we talk in the morning because we have a little time difference. But that’s it, I think it’s unproductive and unprofessional.

    Post # 15
    7208 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My SO texts me from the car (usually just “xo” or something), randomly throughout the day (mostly small complaints about his boss or something silly someone did), when he’s coming home for lunch, when he’s leaving work…. then there might be a Facebook post or a tweet at some point…  I guess it adds up to a lot.

    Post # 16
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We do not communicate while at work, we are too busy and don’t have time.  Even if it wasn’t that way, I don’t think I would want to have text conversations or anything (I hate texting anyway).  Anything I want to say to him I can say when I get home.

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