If you and your special lady are apart, you may be relying on a lot of text messages and Skype conversations to stay connected. Whether you’re apart for days, weeks, or months at a time, you get to missing each other pretty badly, and on the bright side, having someone worth missing is a gift. But guys, you know this— we’re sad about not having you around. We worry about you. Advice from this girl: tell your girl you miss her. Tell her how much, tell her how it feels, let her know she’s on your mind. Use your own words, or use some of these.
11 Texting is fine, calling is okay. But being with you is the best.
The ironic thing about this one is that if you, say, text her in the middle of her work day, or right after you’ve been on the phone, it will make her smile and come down with the warm fuzzies on the spot. Not as good as being together, but not a bad substitute.
1. Texting is fine, calling is okay. But being with you is the...
22 It isn’t easy being so in love with you and not being able to see you every day…
There are times when I’d give anything just to be able to gaze into your eyes or hold you in my arms, even for a few minutes. I always feel incomplete, like a part of me is missing, when we’re not together. I know that right now this is how things have to be, but that doesn’t make it any easier to bear. Every day without you just reminds me of the joy you add to my lie, joy that I’m missing. So don’t forget that I love you, that I’m thinking of you, and that I’m counting every minute until we’re together again.
Admit it, guys: you aren’t always great at talking about your feelings. Also admit: your lady would love if you did more often. This is a good message to show her your soft side and proclaim your love at the same time.
2. It isn’t easy being so in love with you and not being able ...
33 We are one day closer and one day stronger.
How’s this for a good morning or good night message when you’re counting down the days?
3. We are one day closer and one day stronger.
44 I wish I could show up at your doorstep right now and spend the whole night with you.
That said, you might say this to her right before she goes off to do her own thing for the night, wishing, herself, that you were there. You still want her to live her life when you’re not around, of course.
4. I wish I could show up at your doorstep right now and spend...
55 I will not forget you. You are in my waking throughs, my sweetest memories, my dearest dreams…
…I will not forget you. You have touched my soul, opened my eyes, changed my very experience of the universe. I will not forget you. I see you in the flowers, the sunset, the sweep of the horizon and all things that stretch to infinity. I will not forget you. I have carved you on the palm of my hand. I carry you with me forever. – Ellen Sue Stern
A woman wrote this and that’s probably a good thing. When your girl misses you, she might also be feeling insecure, hoping that you miss her just as much, hoping she’s still your top priority. Let her know, for sure.
5. I will not forget you. You are in my waking throughs, my sw...
66 It’s been too long since I’ve looked into your eyes.
When you love the person attached to them, any pair of eyes becomes the most beautiful you have ever seen. And is there any set of eyes more grounding to look at than your love’s?
6. It’s been too long since I’ve looked into your eyes.
77 Every night before I go to sleep, I think about you, us, and how much I love you.
If you’re missing her so much, she must mean a lot to you. You must have a strong connection and an important relationship. Honor that as much as you honor her.
7. Every night before I go to sleep, I think about you, us, an...
88 Every minute feels like an hour, every hour feels like a day, every day feels like forever, but I will wait forever and a day for you.
This starts out both sad and relatable, but comes back to hope, and the power of love. It hits on both the bitter and the sweet of bittersweet, so it’s the perfect message for a girl you miss.
8. Every minute feels like an hour, every hour feels like a da...
99 I hope you kiss me really hard when I see you.
This one will give her butterflies AND something very concrete to look forward to when you see each other again.
9. I hope you kiss me really hard when I see you.
1010 Let distance be another reason to love harder than any couple should.
It’s easy to support and love someone you see all the time (comparatively at least) so really, you most likely do love harder if you aren’t together all the time. You have to be more creative and more vocal and communicate better. Hey, give yourselves credit for that!
10. Let distance be another reason to love harder than any coup...
1111 Our time together is just never quite enough.
No matter how good it is, no matter the memories you make, you’ll always be wishing for more. Sad, but true. Letting her know you feel that way is still a good way to affirm your love.
11. Our time together is just never quite enough.
1212 Although I can only ever see you through a screen, although I can’t kiss you, although I can’t hold you, although I don’t live anywhere near you, I cannot imagine my life without you.
Skype is an awesome program but having a great way to communicate with your far-away girlfriend barely puts a dent in the distance. What it does do? Remind you of how great she is. Remind you of how special she is to you, and how wonderful it is to have her in your life.
12. Although I can only ever see you through a screen, although...
1313 You know what I miss? I miss your smell. I miss it in the house, on our bed, in the car, on my clothes. Everywhere.
That smell might be her perfume, her soap, her shampoo, or even that specific brand of laundry detergent she uses. It might be many things, but (and I don’t know if this is actually true but it feels that way) they say scent is the strongest sense tied to our memories. My boyfriend always notices the smell of my shampoo after I shower or take my hair down from a bun, so I could see him saying this to me when I’ve been away for a week.
13. You know what I miss? I miss your smell. I miss it in the h...
1414 I will stop missing you when I am with you.
Plain and simple for when she’s sad at your absence. You’re not going to forget or get sick of waiting. You miss her and you’re waiting for her.
14. I will stop missing you when I am with you.
1515 Missing someone isn’t about how long it has been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you’ve talked. It’s about that very moment when you’re doing something and wishing they were right there with you.
As much as it hurts in those first few days you’re without someone, it’s a fact that we still have to go on with life, go to work or school or whatever. It still hurts, but you find a way. Every once in a while, though, your special girl’s absence sneaks up on you and hurts all over again because you wish she were drinking her coffee next to you, or people watching in a restaurant with you, or holding your hand under a table when you’re out with your mutual friends. Sound about right?
15. Missing someone isn’t about how long it has been since you’...
1616 I looked hot today. You missed out.
This is mostly a rhetorical question, and also a plea for change: why don’t men feel as inclined to send casual selfies as women are? Guys, don’t you love it when your girlfriend sends you cute pictures of herself, like, “Hi, here I am, I’m cute, thought you’d like to see that.” Yes. Yes you do. Why do men on the whole only send selfies to girls they aren’t actually dating?
PRO TIP, GENTLEMEN: Don’t be shy with that. Next time you look in the mirror and think you look great, pull our your phone, take a frowny selfie, and send it to your ladyfriend with this caption. First of all, you do look hot, especially to her, and she will appreciate both your hotness and the self-aware silliness of the message. I know it takes a little confidence to do this, but you have a girl you adores you, so you should already be confident.
16. I looked hot today. You missed out.
1717 It hurts not having you close, but it would hurt even more not having you at all.
Isn’t that exactly why you’re going through the difficulty of being apart?
17. It hurts not having you close, but it would hurt even more ...
1818 Waiting is so hard. But I’ll spend as much time alone as I have to, if that means getting to spend the rest of my life with you.
It probably can feel impossible sometimes, when you’re both missing each other so, so badly and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. When either one of you feels this way, or when you both feel this way, look at the bigger picture, and see if you don’t find a glimmer of hope there.
18. Waiting is so hard. But I’ll spend as much time alone as I ...
1919 I have so much of you in my heart.
This is a short one, but it says a lot, beautifully, in few, simple words. Short phrases sort of leave you wanting more, much like missing someone.
19. I have so much of you in my heart.
2020 I pinky promise that we’ll make up for lost time we didn’t spend together.
Maybe you will do all the most awesome stuff ever when you’re together. Or maybe making up for lost time means snuggling harder than you have ever snuggled before. No matter what it means for you, the time you spend together is all that much more precious because it is limited.
20. I pinky promise that we’ll make up for lost time we didn’t ...
2121 Sometimes apart. Sometimes together. This is just a part of our forever.
Remember to look at the big picture and recognize that just because your normal is not everyone else’s, it is yours, and you’re in it for the long haul.
21. Sometimes apart. Sometimes together. This is just a part of...
2222 Distance is not for the fearful…
it is for the bold.
it is for those who are willing
to spend a lot of time alone
in exchange for a little time
with the one they love.
it is for those knowing a good thing
when they see it, even if
they don’t see it nearly enough.
Seriously. It takes a big, strong heart to be parted from the one you love and keep it together. These words are for both of you to share.
22. Distance is not for the fearful…
2323 I miss my best friend, my soulmate, my love.
When someone is all of those things to you, that’s someone very worth missing. Remind her of everything she is to you, and that you have to bear the pain of missing all of it.
23. I miss my best friend, my soulmate, my love.
2424 I keep myself busy with things to do, but every time I pause, I still think of you.
Of course you have to go about your business as normal: the world does not stop because you miss someone. On occasion, you may get so busy you barely talk all day. It just happens! Let her know exactly why.
24. I keep myself busy with things to do, but every time I paus...
2525 I miss you are soon as I wake up. I miss you when I’m about to sleep. I wish you’re always here next to me.
Going to sleep and waking up alone when you miss someone: those moments are especially sad. Those are the moments you really miss, even if you don’t miss anything specific about them. It’s as plain as having her heartbeat in the same room.
25. I miss you are soon as I wake up. I miss you when I’m about...
2626 I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.
Okay, this is sort of cutesy and sappy, but a lot of us have soft spots for childhood favorites. And there’s a fair bit of wisdom in some of those childhood classics!
26. I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. ...
2727 I miss you. I miss your voice. I miss your smile…
…I miss your smell. I miss your hug. I miss your jokes. I miss how you made me feel. I miss your everything.
You miss every detail all on its own, and the whole, as well. Missing the details makes the pain that much more real.
27. I miss you. I miss your voice. I miss your smile…
2828 I thought about you all day today and I just wanted to let you know, I miss you and I can’t wait to be in your arms again.
Maybe you guys tend to play it cool and try not to dwell on how much you miss each other. Maybe you feel like doing that too much is too angsty. If that’s you but you still want to send her a message to let her know you miss her, this is a good one. It’s quick and plain and honest without being too much, even for the least emotional couples.
28. I thought about you all day today and I just wanted to let ...
2929 You. The first thing I thought of every morning, the last thing that stays on my mind every night.
And it’s every day, not just some days.
29. You. The first thing I thought of every morning, the last t...
3030 I want to hold you hand, laugh at your jokes, walk by your side, snuggle on the couch, look into your eyes, talk about whatever, and kiss your lips, every single day.
You want the big stuff and the little stuff all the same. Tell her how much detail there is in how you miss her!
30. I want to hold you hand, laugh at your jokes, walk by your ...
3131 I wish you were in this room with me right now. I wish I could put my arms around you. I wish I could touch you.
A good and simple quote for whenever one or both of you is just plain bummed out to be apart.
31. I wish you were in this room with me right now. I wish I co...
3232 Oh, darling, I wish you were here.
This one has a bit of a timeless, old-fashioned feel to it, doesn’t it? Even if this isn’t something you would usually say, it works because it’s like you’re borrowing from a story.
32. Oh, darling, I wish you were here.
3333 Just because I’m not forever by your side doesn’t mean that’s not precisely where I want to be.
Don’t ever let her wonder if you’re looking at other girls, wondering whether or not the distance is worth it, or anything else. Tell her often that you miss her and want to be with her.
33. Just because I’m not forever by your side doesn’t mean that...
3434 But I must admit I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.
This is a great one if your lady is a little bookish or nerdy. Even if she doesn’t ready Lemony Snicket, there’s something storylike and dreamy about this way of expressing that you miss someone.
34. But I must admit I miss you quite terribly. The world is to...
3535 You’re in my inappropriate thoughts.
If you can’t be there to hug her or wipe away her tears, the best thing you can do is make her laugh. That you can do from any distance.
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