I'm just wondering how you guys and girls deal with this.
My girlfriend and I don't often get to hang out more than twice a week because of my studies. While I looked forward to seeing her during the night yesterday, she didn't seem all that interested and would be easily distracted by her phone. Whenever she would get a text she would constantly go straight to her phone to send a text back. Sometimes she would even glance at her phone to see if she got a text message. She would go on and on about the funny stuff they are talking about. I didn't let it bother me until she kept doing it all night.
I joked about it to her while hinting that it was bothering me. I then decided to do the same thing and the moment I started doing it, she told me she was bothered and to stop. We talked about it and she would make up excuses about the person being just a friend and that he's waiting for another message from her. This texting back and forth was going on until about 3 AM in the morning. I told her that I'll make it easier for her by breaking up with her.
What was really curious was when I grabbed her phone to put away. I think she thought I was going to read the message and really panicked. She started getting furious too. I would never read her texts and yet she can read all mine because I let her. She's making me want to read the texts. I trust her 100% but after this I question whether or not I can go through with this relationship if she keeps testing my trust like this.
In the end I did not break up with her, however I know she still will text often while we're together. The next time I see it, I will not take her back. I am way too busy with my studies to deal with this sort of childish behavior.
Do you guys let your significant other text often while dating or hanging out? How much is your limit? Did I make the right decision?
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We're barely on our phones when we're together, unless we're just relaxing and not doing anything. So if he's watching TV and I'm not interested in the show, I'll be on my phone or something like that, but it's never to the point where it's actively something that impacts the time we spend together negatively. To me that signifies that they're more interested in whoever they're talking to, than me. Which in some cases is a little bit of an over-exaggeration, but it's a pet peeve of mine. Especially for a couple who does not get that much time together, it's important to spend quality time together, and one being on their phone the entire time doesn't make it that.
It is a little fishy that she would have such a strong reaction to you grabbing her phone, so I can get why you might be a little suspicious or wary about it.. don't joke about it next time it happens. Make it clear to her and it's legitimately a problem for you and you would appreciate it if she took the effort to do better with it because you value the time you get to spend with her.0