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Breaking Up Isn’t Hard To Do, By Text

People depend on texting too much as a communication tool. Don't get me wrong, I admit that I do it too, but when texting becomes the whole communications toolbox as opposed to maybe the hammer or wrench, it might be an unhealthy dependence. Let's explore how texting has become the substitute for face-to-face communication, or word of mouth with a phone. (For example,) It used to be the polite and respectable method to make the time to break it off with your significant other and let them know it isn't working anymore by looking them in the eye and using your words wisely to end it. Yes, a little awkward, but taking that personal time to do so can really mean something to the other person. Today many people resort to the phone keypad to cut the ties/Dara Barney, UI Argonaut. More here.

Question: What kind of cad would break off a relationship by text? Or email? Or letter, for that matter?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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