I love technology. I think it has revolutionized the way we communicate. This site is an example.
But I also have concerns about how we communicate via technology in situations in which we need to be having direct, human-to-human contact. Voice to voice, face to face, in the moment. Back and forth texting, sometimes with long stretches of time between texts, are all too often not up to the task we are trying to accomplish. (And I won’t get started on my experiences with how clients get caught up in long email chains!)
Chronic conditions can heighten your emotions. Due to ongoing concerns about your health, your partner may be more likely to have an emotional reaction when you text, or even email, about your health. Without hearing your voice, and seeing your facial expressions, it can be difficult to know if a health-related issue you bring up is a big deal or a small deal.
I wrote an article about this awhile back. Here is a link:
So what you about at your house? How do you keep the balance between texting, emailing, and talking in person? Have you had any experiences when, for example, texting wasn’t quite adequate to the challenge? Any ground rules you have in pace regarding how you use electronic communication?
I’m looking forward to hearing your perspective so please jump into the conversation!!!
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