There are a lot of really exciting things about moving in with your partner. Sharing the same roof and cozying up together in the same same bed every night can make you feel much closer and just generally more committed, because you are truly sharing your lives with one another. However, it can also create a lot of changes in the relationship — some that you expect, and some that might catch you off-guard. But does texting change when you move in with your partner? As Fran Greene, licensed clinical social worker and author of The Secret Rules of Flirting, tells Elite Daily, the answer to that question is yes. "Text behavior usually changes when you move in together," she confirms — so don't be surprised when and if it happens.
But why would living together make something as insignificant as how you text, change? Greene says there a several reasons why your old patterns may go out the window when you pick up your new keys. "Since you will be spending more time together, it might feel that texting is not as necessary as when you were apart," she explains, citing one cause. But Greene does encourage co-habitating couples to keep up their textual relations, even when it seems like you see each other and communicate plenty now. "Texting is an amazing way to let your partner know that they are on your mind and in your heart! Keep on sending those GIFs, Bitmojis, and texts to let your partner know that you love them,” she says. That being said, here are some of the ways Greene says your texting habits will likely change once you move in together.