On the flip side, I read a study that said that texting is a way to avoid marital fights. The study reported that couples will text each other regarding where and when to pick up the kids, thus avoiding any potential dispute about a possible negative tone in the way the correspondence transpired. (This is so because there is nothing vocal in a text. One can also insert a smiley face on the text, which will often bring cheer to the text’s recipient.)
So please stop being so hard on yourself. As you try to improve your technological skills through study and course taking, maybe you can teach your younger colleagues a thing or two about how to build relationships – a seeming strength of yours. Hatzlachah!Dr. Yael Respler
About the Author: Dr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides marital, dating and family counseling. Dr. Respler also deals with problems relating to marital intimacy. Letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an appointment, please call 917-751-4887. Dr. Orit Respler-Herman, a child psychologist, co-authors this column and is now in private practice providing complete pychological evaluations as well as child and adolescent therapy. She can be reached at 917-679-1612. Previous columns can be viewed at www.jewishpress.com and archives of Dr. Respler’s radio shows can be found at www.dryaelrespler.com.
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