It’s difficult to interpret another person’s feelings through text.
I have been working with a couple who are apart from each other during the week and use text to express positive or negative emotions to one another. This has been their biggest source of stress and conflict.
I am a big believer that texting needs to be used for only 3 things:
Once we use texting to express feelings, we get into murky waters because it’s just too difficult to interpret another person’s feelings through a text. What’s the intonation? What did he/she mean by that phrase or word?
This particular couple I’ve been working with has replaced texting with FaceTime and it’s changed their communication. With FaceTime, they can match a word, phrase, or tone with their partner’s facial expression. No more guessing and misunderstanding each other.
If you and your mate find yourselves trying to communicate feelings through text, do yourselves a favor and wait until you are face-to-face or until you can use FaceTime or Zoom!