Use it only as a last resort, for example, when running late for a date.Make an explicit agreement with your partner to communicate by telephone first, and email as a second option.There’s more potential but the potential remains unrealized.
RECOGNIZE that real relationships (with humans, not robots) take effort and time, are not easy and never without discomfort.
REMIND yourself, when confronted with these challenges, that this is precisely the work that real relationships require, where the seeds are watered so that something worthwhile can bloom!
Finally, honor yourself for putting in the effort to achieve something you desire.
(Or better yet, stop by in the flesh.) When beginning a new relationship, REFRAIN from surfing the online dating world (chasing the better) until you are sure that the new person you are considering is not going to be your person.
Give each person you date your full attention, one at a time.
We communicate as if we are integrated players in each other’s lives, which we are not, at least not yet.