I have been with my boyfriend for about eight months now. We’re both pretty busy with work and school, so since the beginning of the relationship, neither of us has ever felt like we needed to talk to the other person every day. He’s fine with that, and I’m perfectly happy with it, too. I’m pretty independent and like having time to spend with my friends and myself.
The thing is, lately I’ve started to wonder if this is normal for a relationship. When we see each other, everything is great, but there are times when we will go five or six days without having any contact with each other at all, especially during the week. Usually I’ll text him once or twice during the week, and he will reply and everything will seem fine. But this week, I was pretty busy myself and never texted him. And I just realized I haven’t heard from him now since last Sunday. Now, I trust him and all, and this is NOT a red flag that he might be seeing someone else. I just don’t know if it’s normal for two people in a relationship to have so little contact with each other. And I’m starting to feel like I’m the only one who’s concerned about this.
Does anyone have any advice on how I can express my concerns to him? I’ve tried hinting to him that it seems weird we can go for almost a full week without having any contact with each other, but like I said, he seems to think that’s perfectly okay.