We all have that friend (or maybe you are that friend) who seems to spend any time they're away from their partner texting back and forth. Wherever they are, whatever they are doing, they're always in constant communication. On the one hand, being that invested in one another's lives could be a good thing. But, let's be honest: Constant texting can be stressful, and that amount of communication might not always be necessary. Is texting your partner all day healthy, or does having a break from chatting actually work to strengthen your relationship?
To answer that question, I reached out to Erica Gordon, dating expert, founder of The Babe Report, and author of Aren't You Glad You Read This?. She says such a high amount of texting isn't ideal in a relationship, but that the temptation to stay in contact with your partner all day can be powerful, especially early on. "It's unfortunately very common to text all day with your partner, especially in a new relationship," Gordon tells Elite Daily. "I say it's 'unfortunately' common because it's not a healthy habit, it's not a sustainable habit, and it makes you less independent and less productive in your day-to-day life." Here's how Gordon says over-texting can affect your relationship, and what to do about it.