How do you communicate?
My boyfriend (of 2yrs, 8mo) will be *hopefully* heading home in 1-2wks for his first real "home" trip since he started training with Prime Inc. back in mid-July.
I've seen him one time since then- in the middle of August when he just happened to be driving through my hometown and staying overnight before his next shipment was due (I credit his amazing trainer Keith with that one, because he let Dustan escape the rig for a few hours to spend time with me).
Over the couple years we've been dating we've run into our fair share of issues with communication but we always seemed to work them out.
This time around things are much more difficult though. I work a non-traditional schedule (as a licensed technician in a busy veterinary practice) so I have some late mornings followed by late nights, and some early mornings followed by even later nights.
He can only talk so much, and doesn't feel comfortable talking while he's driving (understandable), nor does he like waking up in the "middle" of his "night" to say hello- since he's always been bad at falling back asleep again.
How can he and I work together to manage the communication thing? I can deal with 3-4 days without talking to him (except for the occasional 'good morning' or 'goodnight' text), but what I can't deal with is something that looks more like 6-7 days of not talking to him. Is this an unreasonable request?
How can I talk to him about my needs, without seeming... well... Needy??