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Estranged adult children often fail to return texts. This is true even if parents are requesting a simple,  one-word answer.

Why do otherwise kind and polite young people refuse to offer their parents the courtesy of a brief reply?

It turns out that a text is not just a text. It represents your relationship, and reflects what’s going on at the moment.

Tina explains why asking for a return text is actually asking for more than just time. The whole process of communication is fraught with complex dynamics, especially when relations are strained to begin with.

After listening to this episode, you may be able to give your confused brain a rest from trying to solve this head-scratching puzzle.

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