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couple_selfie_cellphoneYou can send flowers. You can send chocolates. You can send a text.

A text?

Who would have thought that texting could be an effective way for spouses to express affection, to convey “I’m thinking of you”? So much of the time, we hear and read about modern technology coming between us. Apparently, it doesn’t always have to be that way.

Research reported in Family Relations (April, 2011) noted that in a study of married couples, the single most common use of texting between spouses was for the expression of affection. What a great concept during these over-scheduled times, when spending thirty seconds sending a caring message can truly promote relationship closeness. Consider these approaches:

  • Snap a photo of something you see that you think your partner would enjoy. Send it as a text with a thoughtful message.
  • Surprise your spouse in the middle of the day with a few texted words of love and affection.
  • Photograph your lips in a mirror, and text the image over with the words “Consider yourself kissed.”
  • Text unique abbreviations that are shared only between the two of you. For example, ILYCD (translation: I love your cute dimples).
  • Use your imagination … the possibilities are endless.

 

 

At our next Circle of Knowledge event, Dating Mating & Marrying in the Age of Social Media, Dr. Alexandra Solomon will address these questions and more. The event, held at no cost at Microsoft’s downtown Chicago headquarters, will focus on how the digital age impacts our relationships — for better and for worse.

Find more event details below, and visit our website for more information.

Dating, Mating & Marrying in the Age of Social Media

Presented by Alexandra Solomon, PhD

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30 p.m. registration, 7:00 p.m. presentation
Microsoft, 200 E. Randolph, Chicago

Free of charge, space limited
Register online today!
Deadline to register: April 23, 2015

For more information, call 312-609-5300, ext. 480 or email cok@family-institute.org.

 

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