Texting at the center of good and bad relationships

There are positives and negatives to everything in life. When it comes to testing, it’s questionable whether the modern form of communication is having a positive or negative effect on the way we relate with each other as people.

Is texting good or bad for relationships?

Well, yes, according to a new study.

“The use of texting with cell phones can increase intimacy by making partners more available and expanding their repertoire of connection,” according to a report in the Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy. At the same time, the study’s authors caution that “texting is devoid of important face-to-face cues,” raising the risk of miscommunication and real damage to the relationship.

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