Call Me When You’re Gone

If you have to travel for work or like to travel for pleasure, you might find that there are times that you are away from your significant other. During these times, your other half might ask that you call or text him or her to tell him or her that you are doing well and that everything is going alright. However, doing this may make you feel uncomfortable.

Maybe, you don’t like the idea, because it feels like he or she is keeping tabs on you. Maybe, you are nervous to make a promise like that, because you are worried that you won’t have time to do it, or maybe, you just don’t like the idea in general. No matter your reasoning, you may wonder why your partner wants you to do this, and though everyone may have a different reason behind wanting their partner to text or call him or her while on a trip, here are some reasons your partner may want you to do this.

1. Your partner may really want to make sure you are okay.

Your significant other may want to make sure that you don’t get into a bad situation while you are away. If he or she cares about you, he or she may be worried while you are gone. Therefore, it may be respectful to check in once in a while.

2. Your partner may want to keep the communication flowing.

Your partner may worry that the two of you will lose some of your bond while you are away. In order to keep the connection, your partner may want to talk to you on the phone or text you, so your relationship stays strong even while you are separated.

3. Your partner may want to see if you will take time out of the day for him or her.

Your partner may worry that you will forget about him or her due to your busy schedule. He or she may want to see how important he or she is to you, and that phone call or text may be the way that he or she figures out if you have time for him or her.

Going on a trip can be fun. It can be nice to see different things and get away for a while. However, try not to forget about your loved one while you are gone. A text or a phone call could be the difference as to if you come back to the same relationship that you left.

The Life of the Party

If you are used to being the life of the party, it might seem a little confusing as to how to compromise with a partner that is more of an introvert. Your partner may not be one to go to many social events, and he or she may be shy when it comes to new conversations. So, how do you handle this type of situation? How can you satisfy your need to go out without excluding your partner’s feelings? Though the answer may be different for everyone, here are some suggestions.

1. Plan your outings.

Take turn planning the things that you do as a couple. That will give both of you the chance to voice your opinions, and it makes it so each of you have a turn to do something that you want to do. This may help prevent your partner from becoming overwhelmed as he or she can do something quieter with you on his or her day to pick the activity.

2. Don’t leave your partner at an outing.

If you and your partner do go out to a party or social event, stick by his or her side. Don’t leave your partner with people that he or she doesn’t know and try to make your partner comfortable by introducing him or her to your friends.

3. Don’t put your partner on the spot.

If the two of you are at a social event, refrain from talking about personal things that go on in your relationship. Try to keep the conversation comfortable, and don’t make your partner uncomfortable by making him or her talk about subjects that would put him or her on the spot.

Be patient if you have a partner that is more introverted than you and be willing to compromise. If both of you have a chance to choose your activities, then there may be more of a chance that you will both like them.

Starting Again

After a devastating health issue, Macy loses her best friend Henry and finds out that he left the custody of his daughter in her hands. Without any experience, Macy instantly becomes a mother to three-year-old Ally and attempts to put back the pieces in the little one’s life. Just when she thinks that she is getting everything under control, she meets her new supervisor, Lynn. Within one meeting with the new woman, the two clash, and to make matters worse, Macy finds out that the woman is a member of her support group. Macy does her best to not mix business with pleasure, but as time goes by, she realizes that she might have a lot more in common with Lynn than she had originally thought.