The July friendship question is in. As always, I did my best to answer, but I’d love to hear other opinions about how to handle a relationship where one friend wants to talk on the phone and the other will only text. A modern problem indeed!
I didn’t talk about myself in the answer, but I will say here I LOVE to text (ask any of my friends) and often have to remember that several of my friends and family members are phone people. I make a point to have real phone conversations, something I wrote about last summer, because I do think relationships that exist on texts alone will wither. (I say that with no data whatsoever.) A few quality phone calls a year, especially with long-distance friends, counts for a lot.
I’m taking a friendship break in August (well, a columnist break), but I’ll be back with new questions and answers in September. Ask your anonymous questions using this link.
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