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We tend to read comments how we would say them which means your presumed context may be completely different from what they really mean.
This leads to more misunderstandings and more time trying to figure out what their true reaction is.
And it's not just about changing how you communicate with your significant other, the weekend encourages you to bring your voice back to conversations with your friends, family, and co-workers, too. I talked a bunch of dating and relationship experts about why talking on the phone versus texting can benefit your love life, whether you've been dating someone for three days or 300:"When you call somebody, you not only have words but you also have tone and pacing to help you decode the message," Dr.
Ruth Nemzoff, author of Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-laws into Family tells Bustle.
It may feel old-school (but hey, aren't the '90s back anyway?
), or terrifying (if you're not used to it), but your best bet for communicating effectively and building a connection with your crush or partner may be to just pick up the phone and call them.
With texting, you only have words and a permanent record is left.
Written words, in the form of texting or emails, can be easily misunderstood.
"All of the nuance, and specifics of prosody, intonation, emotion, emphasis on a certain part of a sentence is lost when dwindled down to a text.
The closest that we can come to conveying emotion or intent is with emojis and exclamation points.
But it's not just women or singles who deal with text message misinterpretations, confusion, stress, and assumptions, plenty of people in relationships get caught up in decoding text messages, or worse, engage in text fights."This is one of the biggest relationship pitfalls that I hear about in my practice," Laura L.
Ryan, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Imago Therapist in Austin, Texas tells Bustle."The way I explain it to couples is that most intimate to least intimate communication ranks like this: 1) Face-to-face conversation, 2) Face Time, 3) Written letter, 4) Email, 5) Instant message or text."But texting is just so convenient, right?
These misunderstandings can cause rifts in relationships.