That being said, New York City-based relationship expert Susan Winter recommends couples maintain a baseline of keeping in touch on a daily basis, or — at the very least — every other day, especially if theyre long distance. “Without ongoing contact, your relationship will wither,” she warns.
How much communication is normal in a new relationship?
If youre curious about how your habits measure up, consider this: A 2015 Pew Research study found that 85 percent of young people in relationships expect to hear from their SO at least once a day, if not more, and another 35 percent of people expect their partner to reach out every few hours.
Good communication is necessary in a relationship. While its totally fine if you and your boo chat on a daily basis, experts say that — in a healthy relationship — you shouldnt feel obligated to chat seven days a week.
How often should you expect your boyfriend to text you?
Three times is plenty. Psychologist Nikki Martinez agrees, saying 3–5 texts per day is perfect. More if there is something specific you need, such as picking something up, directions, or are having a discussion about something, she says.