Testing the waters () is easier in an electronic medium; the casual approach helps shield individuals from rejection.It can be a safe way to figure out if someone is interested.
If nothing else, they are growth opportunities and adhere better to the social expectations for how a breakup should occur.
The distance that texting offers may make it easier to say what one may not wish to say in person.
In fact, about one in five texters say they have received the dreaded "breakup text," according to one sample (Weisskirch & Delevi, 2012).
() Further, because the communication is not face-to-face, it adds a psychological distance that allows for words to be said that might be hard to say in person.
Maybe this is why texting is often used by people in newer relationships to broach difficult topics, to intentionally hurt a partner, or to apologize (Coyne et al., 2011).
Texting and Relationship Well-being In the end, is it healthy to text?