Support How to prevent my phone from loading the whole text conversation?

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http://androidforums.com – I have texted a specific person for a while and we have ~ 10,000 texts in the conversation, this causes my phone to get really slow while opening the conversation and while trying to type in the conversation, I don't want to delete any of the texts. Is there any way to limit the number of messages being loaded while opening the conversation? I want to have it like the iPhone where you have to tap the "Show Earlier Messages" in order to see the older ones. By the way I'm running Android version 4.1.1, and HTC Sense Version 4+. (General)