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What You Can and Cannot Hash Out Via Text Message

Living in the era of communication through text, you're expected to have a few small arguments every now and then. On the other hand, there are strict boundaries of what needs text love and what deserves a face-to-face duke out. Choose your battles wisely, Vixens, and pick the best medium because text messaging isn't always it! -Krystal Holmes and Niki McGloster

CAN: "What's for dinner?"
You know the drill. Everyone has that moment when they are indecisive and can't figure out what they want to eat. The person on the other end expects you to make a decision or at least have something in mind... You just don't. This leads to bickering and a mini-argument until something can be decided upon. It's okay to have via text because, hey, it's only food. One way or another someone will make the executive decision on what to eat.

CANNOT: "Why am I with you?"
Anything remotely reminiscent of breaking up or deading a relationship should be argued outside of text messaging. It's completely your choice whether you want to duke it out in-person or over the phone, but sending back-to-back text messages questioning your man's worth in your life is a huge no-no!
CAN: "Why'd you leave the toilet seat up?"
Anyone who lives with a man knows the difficulty with this one. It's like men have no bathroom etiquette sometimes, and they just don't care even though it makes women worldwide cringe in disgust. Arguments like these can be solved with the man responding with a simple "I'm sorry" or "It won't happen again," but there are men out there who will argue back and say "Seriously, who cares?" God help the men who do respond like that.

CANNOT: "Why aren't you answering my emails?"
Major business over text message is very annoying. Discussing minor details is fine, but when you're trying to make or break big deals in 160 characters or less, it's a total fail. Stick with the email chain or pick up the phone. Simple as that.
CAN: "Did you really have to leave dishes in the sink?"
Whether you live with a significant other or a roommate, no one likes to come home to see dishes in the sink. Sound off angry text message! Even after you've compromised with the other person about shifting responsibility for chores around the house, you still have to come home to those dishes in the sink. Yes, it's annoying and one of those arguments that is okay to have via text.

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