It seems like everyone these days agrees that this generation is suffering a loss of real connections and relationships due to our addiction to technology. Part of this is the constant preaching about what should always be said face-to-face. Fights, we learn, shouldn't be fought from a keyboard, but rather should be talked out in person. The idea of breaking up from behind a screen is pretty taboo too. But why? In a time when texting has become an integral part of daily life, is it always wrong to break up with someone over text?
Maybe ending things over text, in some situations, is not the worst thing in the world. I'm not sure where I stand on this. I do feel that I'd be incredibly hurt if I was broken up with over text. Shouldn't my boyfriend at least have the decency to say it to my face? What if in that moment I type and send something horrible in response, something I can never then take back because it is already in writing?
But at the same time, it may spare some of the pain in a different way. If I was broken up with over text, I could turn immediately to the people I love for support instead of crying to the one person who I couldn't turn to anymore. If someone is absolutely sure they want to end a relationship, there really isn't much of a point in giving the dumpee a chance to change the mind of a dumper on the spot. It can be so hurtful and humiliating. A text could potentially give you the chance to walkaway with grace. Also, if I was only casually dating someone, and not in anything even close to a serious relationship, I don't think I'd feel the need to get together with them just for them to tell me why they'd like to stop.
Of course, this is a situational question, but I really am unable to come to a definite conclusion about when, if ever, a break up over text is okay. What do you think? When, if ever, is it okay to end things with someone over text?