We don’t talk anymore! Matrimonial Problems
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BBC News recently reported upon some new research undertaken by Ofcom which revealed that texting is now a more popular means of communication than making a phone all. The research states that 58% of people in the UK in 2011 used text messages as a form of communication on a daily basis compared with 47% of people using phone calls. It is stated that there is a 5% overall reduction in time spent on the phone during this period.
Text messaging is clearly a quick and easy way to communicate and keep in touch with people. It also provides a record of what has been communicated which could later be used as evidence as addressed in my colleague’s previous blog - smart phone or not so smart
However, surely the old fashioned telephone conversation is still the best way to converse if you are unable to meet face to face? A lot of my discussions with clients in relation to divorce matters are over the telephone and it is often the easiest way to clarify an issue. Also, hearing someone’s voice enables you to detect tone which can often be misinterpreted in a text message.
Difficulties in communication is often cited by couples experiencing matrimonial problems. There are many specialist family consultants, such as counsellors, who can assist if you are experiencing matrimonial difficulties and they can help specifically with communication issues. Me and my fellow family solicitors regularly come across specialists who are providing support to individuals or the family as a whole which can often be invaluable.
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