Why Online Connections Fizzle Out

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Avoiding the texting trap

If an online connection moves to a texting connection, be wary of how long that goes on for. Keep in mind that some people just want the fun of the back-and-forth communication and the attention it brings but could be wasting your time. “The worst thing that happens is we get stuck in the texting trap where we are getting some of our needs met. Someone is responding. We get a dopamine rush because we get a notification. We go back and forth.” Hoffman says. “Every time they send a message, it lights up that part of our brain.  But it’s a snack when we are craving a meal. It’s not a real relationship.”

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