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Texting can take a toll on relationships

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Texting is a huge part of relationships for most couples these days. An "I love you" in the middle of a workday can be just the thing to put a smile on your face on a hectic Monday.

But be careful what else you text.

A new study of nearly 300 young adults in committed relationships shows that "affectionate texts" enhance relationships. But texting about heavier stuff, like the problems in your relationship, is a big negative. So don't even think about typing out an apology and hitting "send."

How much you text also matters. The study finds that men don't like a lot of texting back and forth. But just to make your life more difficult, women in the study loved it.

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