Is it possible to receive a log of my text messages for a certain time period?

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The short answer is no. However, there are some third party software applications that once installed on your computer are capable of recovering deleted text messages. The trial version may only allow you to see what content is retrievable. In order to retrieve the content, you may have to pay for the software in full.

Assuming you have an Android device:

If you have an iPhone, there may be a way to recover text messages if you've backed up the phone using iTunes or iCloud. I'm not certain how this works and from what I've read, this procedure doesn't always work if the messages have been overwritten with other data. The link below discusses steps on how to recover deleted text messages from an iPhone.
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If you're using an iPhone, Decipher TextMessage will help you create a transcript of your text messages with a contact for a time period. Here's the instructions from their FAQ
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Best to be pro-active and back-up texts. I use SMS Backup +. Backs up texts to Gmail account, and can restore texts as well to phone.
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If you are using an iPhone and do not have a backup, you can recover certain text messages with a recovery tool.
This video tutorial may help:

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