I just realised I've never actually been in this situation before, so curious as to what people would do. I have a friend I've known for about 18 months who is a very good communicator. She loves to text and call. We both have nearly 1 year old babies who are teething so lots to discuss and commiserate on. We also see each other at least 2-4 times per week for lunch, dinner or just to chat, sometimes with our husbands and always with our kids.
We last spoke on Monday afternoon, it's now Wednesday morning. There were some texts on Monday night about something general we'd discussed (plans for next week), and I send her a text on Tuesday morning asking a question about it and also just saying I hoped her day was going well. I have heard nothing in response. Normally that would be no big deal, I don't even talk to my family that often. But it's very, very
unusual for her. There will sometimes be a delay of up to an hour or so between text replies as both of us get busy with our kids and lives, but I've never had her not respond before.
I'm typically a "step back and see what happens" type, but I'm torn.... should I reach out in case something big has happened? I normally would think if she's too busy to text, she's probably too busy to take a call. Plus I'd hate to make her feel guilty for not getting back to me. And really I'm not bothered, it's just a little odd. (Just to be clear, the not getting back to me is NOT a big deal, I'm just surprised because it's so out of character).
What do you normally do when you don't hear from somebody, wait or contact them again? Not sure where the line here is between friendly concern and not being pushy! Because really, 24 hours isn't that long.