I’m not a very strategic texter. When something pops into my head or I see something funny, I don’t stop to think about whether or not I should send it, or wait until I've heard back from the other person. As a result, I tend to initiate most of my text conversations. This only becomes a problem when I don't hear back. Then, retroactively, I start worrying about things like whether or not I'm bothering them. "Is it normal if one partner texts more or am I just being annoying?” I ask myself. Normally it’s fine and eventually they reply, and I fire off another blitz of texts like that momentary panic never happened, and on and on the cycle of texting and anxiety goes. (What a time to be alive!)
But what if it's not really a big deal for there to be an imbalance in texting frequency? Maybe it's totally common for one person to naturally initiate more conversations than the other and I am just wasting energy worrying about it. To solve that quandary definitively, I reached out to the experts. Here is why they say it is normal for one person to text more than the other (whew!), and what to do about it if you're concerned the balance is too far off.