Have you ever misinterpreted a text?

…. I have. And today, when it happened again, I really sat down and thought about how often we all do this. Texts have become the way we communicate. For most of the time, text are great. We can use them to send quick messages without calling, or just keep in touch with people throughout the day. But, there is a downside to this. We forget the importance that of a simple phone call. On a phone, you are able to discuss easily and one of the most important things, you can hear a person’s tone. Too many times, I have read into a short text and thought to myself… “What did I do? They must be mad at me if they are being so short?”

Then comes the worries from the misinterpretation, or even the possible fight. All from a simple, typed text message. Why do we let these short messages get to us so much? And better yet, why do we let it harm our relationships, whether it be a boyfriend or just a best friend.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/too-much-texting-could-be_n_4192051.html# is a article that talks a little bit more about this. It emphasizes that we are using texting to solve fights or get back on the same page, when in reality, face to face is the way it should be solved (or at least with a phone call!). It also explains how lower quality relationships could be correlated to texting, for both men and women.

I think we need to bring back the importance of face to face discussion to build a relationship, because if we are solving problems between one another using texting, then our future love lives are lookin’ too hot…


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