But as a woman, if a man doesn’t think enough of me to pick up the phone and speak with me then I’m not interested…and I hope to empower all women to feel that way. So when you first meet someone set a boundary that you want to communicate verbally.If a potential love interest texts instead of calling, text back, “Call me.” If they don’t, they may have saved you from future heartache.How long should you wait before responding to a text or phone call? The idea that you have to play hard-to-get is junk-food.

I strongly believe men are responsible for initiating communication.

One of my male clients recently called because he hadn’t heard from the girl he’d just spent the night with.

He was confused as to whether she liked him or not. “No,” he said, “I was waiting to hear from her first.” “She’s waiting to hear from you,” I said.

Texting has changed relationships—and not for the better.

I’m not a fan of rules but I do feel there needs to be one big bold rule about text messaging: NEVER send a text message to communicate emotions or feelings!

Good communication is the foundation of a happy relationship. It is unbelievable to me that anyone would attempt to communicate relationship altering information via a text. Clients have told me they have said I love you for the first time, agreed to be exclusive, held entire arguments and even broken up without speaking a single word to each other. I also think it is cowardly to initiate a date via text.I do understand the appeal for the sender; there is no pressure on what to say if you’re turned down.A person who is looking for a healthy relationship wants someone who is communicative.Having said that, ladies, let the man initiate all texts until you are in an exclusive relationship.If he takes you out you can thank him verbally at the end of the date.There is no need to thank him again with a text the next day—that’s his role.