Thank you for you replies. They've certainly given me more to consider than I have before. Thank you for responding.
And in response to the chatting thing: Actually, I'm the borderline hikikomori, super-introverted of the two of us. I would never actively chat before being in a relationship with him. He was the one who pushed the chatting every day. He's the one who set that expectation through the fact that he would ask me to chat, or text me when he was out with his play partner. I actually don't like to chat all that much. 0_0