Texting gets a bad rap, mainly from people who think it's a juvenile way to communicate, but I think it's a great way to keep in touch. And, to be honest, I think texts have some serious power in a relationship. Ignore the stereotype of couples texting each other ten pages of emojis, and think more about the kind of texts strong couples send to each other. Whether they're to remind a partner to pick up milk, or wish them luck at work, they can be really important for a couple's communication.
According to Time, 82 percent of young adults say that they communicate with their partner via text multiple times per day. It's become our generation's way to stay in touch with our loved ones, but I think it does more than just keep us connected. I can't tell you how many sweet texts my boyfriend has sent me that I've saved on to my computer, simply because I want to remember the words he shared with me. And texting, for me, is the perfect way to communicate when I am swamped with a toddler and a work from home job. I don't have time on my lunch break to talk to him on the phone, or send a lengthy email. So those little texts throughout the day? That's how I let him know I'm thinking about him, missing him, and recap my day to him.
There's at least 11 texts that strong couples send each other to keep the relationship going, and I'm proud that my partner and I are fans of all of them. Texting may be huge for the high schoolers, but it's huge for us couples, too.