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I've also observed people using electronic media to make confrontation easier and have seen more than one relationship falter as a result.
People are often uncomfortable with face-to-face confrontation, so it's easy to understand why they'd choose to use the Internet.
When we have a conflict, we turn our chairs around and talk.
Even when we're all careful to use the Internet only to exchange information, problems can still arise.
Like any addiction, the real cost, for those of us who are truly addicted, is to the number and quality of our relationships with others.
The problem, however, comes when we find ourselves subtly physical ones.
We may feel we're connecting effectively with others via the Internet, but too much electronic-relating paradoxically engenders a sense of social isolation.
As a result, I've made it a rule of thumb to limit my email communications as much as possible to factual information only.
If I need to work something out with someone that feels difficult, uncomfortable, or unpleasant, I make myself communicate in person.