I thought it would be good to have a place to discuss relationships, whether those are romantic relationships or friendships or familial or whatever.
I know I have had trouble with both friends and partners because of difficulty relating to each other - for me the best advice seems to be to explicitly set boundaries and expectations, and revisit these frequently. E.g. think about how often you communicate, how (phone / text / Skype / meet in person), and what you talk about and what you keep to yourselves. Not doing this in the past has meant that one person tends instinctively want / expect more than the other, and everyone gets upset. Also, it’s perfectly fine for you to change your boundaries; sometimes you have more time / energy for talking than at other times, and that’s absolutely fair. I think continually revising your expectations together is very important.