What Does It Mean When Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Takes Hours to Text You Back?

March 27, 2019

Is your significant other a slow texter? And if they are, does it necessarily spell doom for your relationship? "If delays become routine, speak to your partner about the fact that it makes you feel unimportant and devalued," relationship expert Susan Winter tells Elite Daily. "Ask them to be mindful of your feelings, and to respond within a reasonable amount of time." Licensed marriage and family therapist Nicole Richardson agrees. "You are far more likely to get your needs met if you help your partner understand how you feel instead of just telling them what they are doing wrong," she says. However, Richardson also adds, "Don't expect texting to to build or foster your intimacy. Texting should be primarily for logistics and flirting, not big, important conversations."