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Texting can disconnect couples, increase relationship's fragility

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  • MormonSean Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 10:03 p.m.

    Feelings and affection can be communicated via a "written" message, just as was the case 100 years ago.

    The problem is that too many couples prefer digital life to real life. I'd argue that spending an hour playing Monopoly or Life provides a couple with real substance that cannot be found on an xbox or the newest tablet or phone.

    Regular "real-time" is needed at least. At best, I'd say "real-time" should be the most time we spend with each other. The only people who can't see that have been duped into a lie. You can't substitute anything for real time with your family.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    Nov. 17, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    Whatever works for couples, works!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 18, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    Texting is a great way to tell your spouse "I'm in the casino" when a phone call is inappropriate. Of course it's not a substitute for face to face time. But there are times it's very effective.

  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 2:33 p.m.

    Uh, I don't think texting disconnects couples. If you resort to primarily texting for communication you had a problem long before that.

    We love to blame everything on technology.

    Another excuse to avoid blaming the people themselves.