Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blessing or Curse?

How do you fight when you are apart? Via IM of course.

Thank God we're never mad at each other for long. One email and a phone call later all misunderstandings are cleared.

IM ~ blessing or curse because I tend to misinterpret what people are saying on there A LOT.


Steph said...

I can totally relate to this one and am very good at misinterpretting things that I get on a message. Glad that things worked out. It is hard being apart.

Corey~living and loving said...

Glad things are okay. I think the written word can be easily misinterpreted and it is not a very effective way to have an important conversation.

Jeninacide said...

OMG pretty much the ONLY fights my husband and I ever have are via IM. You can totally misinterpret a person's TONE from IM... Ugh.

Melisa said...

"Tone" is something that can't be translated in an IM most of the time. (or e-mail, or text...) That's why I'm all for fighting on the phone. LOL

We don't fight much at all. We usually just talk things to death.

Mags said...

Oh...yes, yes, yes...I do the same thing-it's so hard to know HOW a person is saying what they are saying in IM...even when you know them very well.

Ugh...yes, sometimes a blessing but in my opinion, most times, not so much.

Glad you make up fast. :)

Kat said...

Steph - You're absolutely right, it is hard being apart.

Corey - True, I tend to keep IMing and texting to a minimum out of fear :)

Jen - Something we have in common. Same in our household :)

Melisa - We're usually good at talking things through but since the hubby's good for days on end we IM a lot :(.

Mags - Isn't it the hardest thing. Maybe if I had a sunnier outlook on things I wouldn't take it so personally or end up misinterpreting things

Not So Perfect said...


I don't know how to IM but I find this same problem with e-mail, even between friends. The problem is there is no tone of voice or body language which makes up half of communication between people. Sometimes I will get messages from people and visa versa and we will misunderstand each other because these two things are missing from electronic communication. I guess they made those little smiley face things for you mood but it just isn't the same.