Red flags can come in many forms in your relationship. Sometimes, it’s your partner’s behavior toward you IRL that tips you off to the possibility that something is wrong — other times, it’s changes in your sex life (or rather, lack thereof). One of the most common ways to identify these red flags is by examining your communication, and it goes without saying that texting is among the most popular methods for keeping in contact with your boo. So, whether you know it or not, there are texting red flags from your partner that you should be keeping an eye out for.
One of the easiest ways to determine whether there might be trouble in your relationship via text is to look out for dramatic shifts in the way bae messages you. For example, if they’re texting far less frequently, taking far longer to respond, or their general language has become more distant or less affectionate, those shifts could potentially point to a problem. However, according to relationship expert April Masini, there are other specific kinds of texts that may spell trouble as well.
Wondering whether something is amiss between you and your boo? Then keep a lookout for these top texting red flags.