(Closed) Less communication in commuting marriage

posted 3 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 2
9991 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Make the effort to communicate more. You’ll find things to say. You can have dinner together over skype. Watch a movie or TV show while on the phone. Hell, have phone sex!

Communication is an essential part of any relationship and it doesn’t become less important when you are married. If anything it’s more important.

Post # 3
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I have had a semi-commuting relationship with Darling Husband the last year or two. I’m gone Mon – Thurs but home Fri-Sun. We both work long hours and we don’t talk on the phone much but we do text a few times a day. However we then do a BIG catch up talk sesh over the weekend discussing what happened at work, other news/gossip that we’ve heard over the week, etc. 

If we’re more than 2 weeks apart without seeing each other, we’ll have at least 1 or 2 long conversation a week (1+ hr) to catch up and stay updated on what’s going on in the other’s life.

You may benefit from scheduling a regular talk session at a fixed time that you keep each week. 

Post # 4
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Actually, we’re in a very similar situation – long distance when dating and after two years of marriage, husband got a job that involved travel. Granted, we still talk on the phone every day, but for shorter times and not nearly as much FTing etc. We also don’t have kids or pets and I feel like we run out of things to say but the other factor is when we were dating, we were still in getting to know you mode. These days, after 5.5 years, we basically know everything about each other and it’s hard to find things to discuss when we’re not creating new experiences together. It’s a relief to know that someone else has a similar experience.

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