Five ways What­sApp kills re­la­tion­ships

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1. The blue tick marks, show­ing a mes­sage has been read, lead to fights if there isn’t an in­stant re­ply. 2. You end up star­ing at your screen to check whether your part­ner is on­line — in ef­fect stalk­ing them. 3. Text mes­sages are easy to mis­in­ter­pret. 4. It can make you pas­siveag­gres­sive. In­stead of con­fronting your part­ner you re­ply with a “K” or ig­nore mes­sages. 5. Be­ing in con­stant touch can sti­fle a re­la­tion­ship.

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