Study: Too many text messages may hurt a relationship

November 1, 2013 4:44:40 PM PDT
You may want to take a closer look at the texts you're sending your significant other. A new study says not all texting is good for your relationship.

Researchers at Brigham Young University surveyed 276 young adults in committed relationships and found that affectionate texts enhanced those relationships.

But texting heavier stuff, like discussing relationship problems, was more negatively associated with relationship satisfaction and stability.

Researchers also found that the frequency with which you text matters too.

Men who sent and received a bunch of texts were less satisfied with their relationships. But women who sent texts more often said the opposite.

The study was published in the Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy. To read the entire study, click here.


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