Are there any four words worse to hear than, "We need to talk"? It's amazing how such a simple statement can send anyone spiraling into existential terror, especially when received from a significant other via text message. Serious discussions are better held in person than through texting, but if you want to arrange a face-to-face meeting with your partner, there are certainly some firm, yet fair alternatives to the traditional "we need to talk" texts to send your partner. Even if you're totally PO'd at your SO, there's no reason to throw them for a loop with an ominous text, right?
Whether you want to discuss lingering hurt feelings or a sudden change of heart, you'll want to start the convo off on the right foot. Of course, telling your partner that you "need to talk" probably isn't going to get them in the right frame of mind. As Nicole Richardson, licensed marriage and family therapist, previously pointed out to Elite Daily, “It will lead your partner to think you want to break up. And if you want to work things out, hurting them is more likely to cause additional damage." Next time you and boo need to have a serious talk, try one of these texts instead.