Tracy is the creator of Tracys Way, a lifestyle blog focused on dating and relationships. On her weekly blog you can find her writings and sometimes rantings about life, love, sex, dating, food, travel and her feelings about entering her 40s.

Most importantly Tracy encourages women to look beyond the mirror and focus on cultivating self-awareness in order be confident with their body, their image and themselves.

Tracy currently resides in Rhode Island with the love of her life, Chris and their 3 fur kids Doug, Paul and Honey.


Sex, Dating & Technology:  5 Ways to Keep in Touch When Life Gets Busy

Sex, Dating & Technology: 5 Ways to Keep in Touch When Life Gets Busy

Men and women communicate very differently.  In one of my posts I mentioned that women use three times the amount the words in a day as opposed to men.  Women like to talk but they also need reassurance.

Life gets busy.  As adults our lists of responsibilities is a mile long and sometimes there isn't enough time in the day to get it all done.  And god knows we try.

Relationships are all about patience, understanding and compromise.  There's give and take. Staying connected and communicating with one another is vital to a healthy relationship. It helps to keep you on the same page and the lines of communication open. 

And guys, just an FYI, those good morning and good night texts really go a long way.  It let's us know that you're thinking about us.  Sounds trivial but it can make a huge difference for some women especially if you don't live together or you're in a long distance relationship.

Chris and I live together so even though we do text throughout the day a lot of our conversations happen when we're at home. I work from home while he goes into an office every day.  I know that it's a lot easier for me to respond to a text message than it is for him. 

So how do you strike a balance when it comes to keeping in touch with the person you're in a relationship with? 

Here are my Top 5 Ways to Keep in Touch When Life Gets Busy

1.  Text
Everything can't be said through text nor should it.  However, it's the only way to get in touch with some people.  I'm not saying that you need to have a full blown conversation via text but sending a quick message just to say hello or hope they're having a good day is a nice way to say that you were thinking about them.

2.  Phone
Everyone has a cell phone but it's rarely used for actual conversation.  No one talks on the phone anymore.  I'm old school and would take a 5 minute chat over a text message any day of the week. So pick up the phone once in awhile and have a quick conversation. Simply hearing someone's voice can turn a bad day into a good one.

3.  In Person
As I mentioned above, everything can't be said through text. A lot of times things get misconstrued via text and you spend the majority of the time trying to explain yourself.  Save the important stuff for when you can actually talk face to face in person. 

4.  Date Night
Make time for one another. And it doesn't have to involve leaving the house either.  Whether it's sharing a meal together, catching a movie or going out for a night on the town carve out some time during the week so the two of you can spend some quality time together. 

5.  Plan a Trip
Not everyone can take an entire week off from work so get creative.  Plan a day trip or even an overnight somewhere local.  It will give you a chance to get out of the house and away from every day responsibilities so that you can reconnect with one another.

What form of communication do you prefer to stay in touch?

Let me know in the comments below


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