(Closed) What's the longest you've gone without communicating to your SO?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

About 10 hours when he’s worked and I didn’t have my phone. Even when one of us is out of town we call at least 4 times a day. We like to talk. We’re not long distance though, I would go crazy if I couldn’t see him all the time

Post # 4
3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My SO & I were long distance for 10 months & during that period I think the longest would have been MAYBE 16 hours? I know 12 happened sometimes but I think at most 16 and that was infrequent. We always called or texted good morning & good night. Where we are now, if I didn’t get a text or phone call in 4 hours I would start to be concerned (even when she’s at work sometimes lol) I’m a huge worrier but it’s also way out of our norm to not text minimally every few hours!

Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

My SO is in the army reserves so gets his phone taken away a lot when they’re training. I’d say the longest we haven’t been able to talk is 3 weeks. We try to write letters though.

Post # 6
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’ve been long distance for almost 3 1/2 years now (ugh… 5 months to go) and not including the 2 months that he was in basic training (during which we had next to ZERO contact, just me sending him letters every day, and getting 3 or 4 total from him, all in the 2nd month) the longest we really go is maybe 24 hours? And even that is unusual. We talk/Skype every night and generally text through the day (work and class permitting), but always talk by the time we go to bed. If I couldn’t get a hold of him at that point I would probably be worried!

Post # 7
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

A day at most. When he was hunting and rarely had connection to text. It probably wasn’t even 24 hours though. He was able to text me every so often throughout the weekend. Still sucked though. Technology is awesome :). 

Post # 8
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Less than 24 hours, I think. When one of us is out of town, which isn’t often, we talk at least once a day.

Post # 9
203 posts
Helper bee

My bf went to Honduras with Habitat for Humanity when we first started dating and there was a full 24 hour period where we didn’t communicate at all.  I hatedd it!!  I can’t even begin to imagine how military families do it!

Post # 10
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it was the three days when he was on a houseboat for his bachelor party. 

Post # 11
257 posts
Helper bee

yeah this one time we got into a fight and for the next day the WHOLE day he didn’t text or called me. I was miserable. But during the summer he went to this camp thing, and for a whole week he wasn’t allowed to text or call anyone and THAT was soooo HARD !

Post # 12
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Not longer than probably 10 hours or so. Even when we were broken up for about 2 weeks, we talked every day.

Post # 13
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Since we got serious, the longest was I think five days when he was leading a hiking tour in the mountains and was out of internet and cell phone range.

When my parents were in a LDR in the 70s, they only talked on the phone once a week! Technology is fabulous.

Post # 14
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Less than 24 hours. SO works out of town two weeks every month but we text and call constantly,

Post # 15
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

5 days? we were fighting thought lol

but i do alot of shiftwork too and dont live together due to religious beliefs so not talking for like 16 hours doesnt phase me in the slightest.

Post # 16
1227 posts
Bumble bee

Probably about 7 days. He does some contract work every now and then that takes him offshore, with only expensive satellite calls being the option. I miss him when he goes, but talking doesn’t really change that. He tries to call every 4 or 5 days generally. 

Otherwise, we live together so the longest is about 10 hours on the days we don’t email or text. We don’t generally do much of that at work. Our employers aren’t paying us to email each other all day. 

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