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Communication problems..

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Does anyone else have massive problems in communicating with people whom you can't see? Like an email or a text message or, actually, replies to your own threads on forums such as this because you're terrified that someone will take you the wrong way or maybe you even meant it in the wrong way at the time, but you can't remember and you'll have to feel horrible about yourself if you read the response?

It takes me days to answer typed messages and I hardly ever answer my phone, sometimes even if it's a friend.
 
AnotherStrawberry

AnotherStrawberry

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I believe I know where you're coming from, it's rough.
Harsher still when people who you talk to assume everything you say as negative when you don't intend to stir up any bad feelings or drama. It's hurtful and makes it difficult to respond to anyone.

In my experience explaining exactly what you feel when typing helps. Doesn't leave people assuming what you really meant. Even if it sounds a little obnoxious.

I know it's kind of a simple kind of advice but I still hope it helps. Hang in there and don't be scared to speak up.
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R_Sxo

R_Sxo

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Hey :)

I get where you're coming from - sometimes people will misinterpret what you say completely, and it's easier over text where there is no social cue, tone of voice, body language etc that indicates what you mean. It's the same reason why some people refuse to do interviews or respond to the media, because each outlet interprets it and portrays it differently. But know that most of the time, what you say usually has one clear interpretation, so no need to worry. If someone doesn't understand it, they'll let you know and then you can explain x

Much love <3
 
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