The Rise of Texting For many people, texting is a major source of relationship communication.People age 17 to 25 tend to text their romantic interests more than older individuals do (Coyne, Stockdale, Busby, Iverson, & Grant, 2011).
Interestingly, though, the more men text with a partner, the happy they tend to be, the less happy their romantic partners tend to be, and the more their partners tend to report considering breaking-up with them (Schade et al., 2013).
Understanding why people text their partners is a first step to considering its role in healthy relationship development.
The Texting Advantage Texting removes some of the barriers that can make face-to-face conversations, or even phone calls, tricky to navigate.
This despite the fact that most people think this is an unacceptable and inappropriate way to end a relationship.
People who send (and receive) these texts tend to have greater attachment anxiety, meaning they may have a deep-seated fear of rejection and abandonment, as well as a low sense of self-worth (Weisskirch & Delevi, 2012).