Terri Kurtzberg wrote on relationship overload through a nonstop fire-hose of requests on Thrive Global

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Connectedness brings so many joys. There's the joy of reconnecting with an old friend, or sharing pictures of special moments with people far away, or the ability to build or join a new community quickly and easily.

Of course, with all of the benefits come burdens.

Enter the new era of relationship overload, where it begins to feel like everyone you've ever met wants a piece of your attention through a nonstop fire-hose of requests. These requests compromise not just our sanity, but also our safety.

A recent national poll has shown that the most likely texts and calls that drivers receive are from immediate family members — teens were most likely to be interacting with their parents and adults were most likely to be interacting with a spouse (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4679448/).

Relationship ties are now expected to take precedence over every moment of our lives, even when safety is at risk.

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