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Ask Amy: Texting tussles arise from interruptions

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: When my husband enters the room and I am on my phone texting or emailing, he expects me to stop immediately.

I think this is unreasonable, demanding, and controlling.

I think he should be willing to wait until I finish the text or email that I had already begun before he walked into the room.

Waiting for me seems polite, and I believe it’s reasonable to be allowed to finish what I already started.

Or am I being unreasonable?

We are both retired. We are together most of the day — except when we can’t agree on what television show to watch — and then we enjoy our shows separately.

 

It’s not as though our time together is very limited!

Can you give me your take?

– Exasperated

Dear Exasperated: You can’t anticipate exactly when your husband will enter the room, in order to leap to attention when he does.

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