This articles taken from Sunday Star By Lisa Copeland
Don’t you just love being able to text someone at anytime from anywhere with your cell phone? Making plans is so easy this way. You can do it quickly and efficiently without spending hours on the phone gabbing about the same things you’d talk about anyway when you were together.
If seems as though texting has also become the new Dear John/Dear Jean way of ending relationships in the 21st century. I know this for a fact because it happened to me.
I met a man at an internet dating site. He and I really hit it off. And let me tell you, he was some serious eye candy!
He was the first guy I ever dated who made my knees(nearly) buckle when I saw him. Our relationship was easy and fun. We could talk for hours and somehow he was one of those guys who knew when something was wrong just from hearing my voice. A rarity!
Our problem was I travelled a lot during our short time together. We kept in touch over the phone and in our last conversation, he told me how much he missed me and how he couldn’t wait until the next time we’d be together. So imagine my surprise when I arrived home and received this text :
“Hi Lisa – I’ve enjoyed our time together but I feel we got too close too fast. I really like you but I need some space. I’ll call you in a few weeks. Matt”
I was stunned and I was pissed. I had no clue why he was blowing me off when only days earlier, he had professed such care and concern for my well-being. But blow me off he did and in the most impersonal way possible.
I texted him back, hoping he would tell me why he was ending our relationship.
“Matt – I wish we could have spoken before you made this decision for us. It makes me feel so sad. Lisa”
Of course, he didn’t answer and that is why texting has become the new vehicle for relationship breakups. It’s easy.
There’s no drama for the person creating the split. No having to answer the question, why? No seeing or hearing how the breakup may have hurt someone’s feelings.
Just a quick goodbye and the relationship is done.
So, why do I tell you this story? Because it could happen to you one day and I want you to be prepared if it does. You may feel bad and you may wonder why he broke up with you.
And the day may come when you try and do the same thing to a man you are dating. You will figure that if it was okay for someone to do it to you, then it’s okay for you to do it to someone else.
And sadly this technological way of breaking up will continue with quick, heart-breaking endings that leave men and women everywhere trying to figure out what went wrong on their own.