My husband works in the oilfield - our primary source of communication has always been text. Some days (I found out) he's juggling two phones, 4 supervisors, a company man, communications with the Ops Mgr and Dist Mgr AND trying to keep up with texts with me.
Whew! Bless his heart.
Well, we're talking about this one night and I told him that I don't want to interfere with his job - but I do love being in constant contact with him - however, I have no way of knowing if he's too busy to be chit-chatting with me and told him that he needs to just tell me when he's too busy. As sweet as he is - he said that he can't bring himself to cut me off - cuz he likes being in constant contact with me too, that sometimes the things I say keep him sane in the midst of all that might be going on -- so I told him to come up with a "safe word" (just like sex ya know) and when he used the safe word I'd know that he's so busy that responding to me is getting pushed to longer times in between --- Well, being the O so imaginative person he is (pun intended) his safe word is..... you ready...... "Safe Word" LOL he's such a goof.
So do you do everything you can to make sure that you don't get crossed signals and have mis-communications with your man when either he or you are so engrossed in work and just can't take the time that the other one wants right now?
How do you handle it?
Just to clarify - he texts me the words "safe word" when he's too busy to chit chat but don't want to hurt my feelings. That lets me know that he's not ignoring me (or napping - which they do between stages sometimes).Answer Question
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