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New Study: Don’t Settle Arguments with Your Significant Other Via Text

A new study has found that there is a strong association between unhappiness in relationships and trying to resolve arguments through text messages. The research from Brigham Young University, which was recently published in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, examined the relationships of 276 18- to 25-year-olds to see how text messaging and other forms of digital communication impacted their long-term happiness as a couple. Though they found that there are times when couples benefited from affectionate messages to each other, frequent text aren’t necessarily the sign of happy relationship—especially when it comes to settling disputes. In a statement, one of the researchers said, “There is a narrowness with texting, and you don’t get to see the breadth of a person that you need to see” …

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