I'm in a different situation as I don't get to see my fiance at the end of every day (unless you count skype), but even when we were doing our undergrad stuff at the same university, little love texts and encouragements throughout the day kept us smiling all day. Especially when we knew the other was having a long or hard day. I've noticed that open and frequent communication on the basics keeps the deeper, more sensitive topics easier to access and brings about a healthier, more open and secure relationship as a whole!
Being long distance, it's really important that we talk throughout the day. He's been super stressed with work lately though, so we haven't been talking as much the past few weeks. But when we're together, we mostly just talk when we're actually together.
Neither of us has the slightest interest in constantly communicating with each other while apart at work or otherwise. A quick cell call in case of a question is all we do. We save our discussions when together.
Hubby and I are truly best friends. I want to tell him everything wonderful as things happen and vice versa. Even the bad we share with each other no matter the distance. We love talking to each other!
We see each other every day, in the morning and again in the evening. During the day, we average about 1 email or text each, usually something we have to coordinate (dinner plans, etc). We always work a little affection in there as well.
We will call each other once or twice during the day--it gets the can't forget it so tell him events out of the way....
We spend most of our time together off work but it is nice when we can talk about an on our mind event before we forget. Our calls are short and fast but good.
My husband stays really busy with work and sometimes has to travel.
We usually just text during the day if we're going to be able to see each other at night, but if he's on a trip we text and talk on the phone a lot more.
We text a lot. I'm a stay at home mom and some days my sanity depends on being able to have some form of communication with an adult. Though some days I do feel it takes away from the conversation when we're together - some days it seems we text non stop and then once he's home there isn't much left to say!