Not only does this type of rapid communication lead to misunderstandings, it also results in the loss of a certain amount of mindfulness and empathy. Ultimately, more effort and thought go into a handwritten love letter than a quick text message. This does not necessarily make the content of the letter more substantial but the act of writing it is at least more thoughtful. Even though it’s equally possible to misunderstand a letter or a text message, the very frequency of digital messages is such that misunderstandings are more or less inevitable. The new forms of communication therefore demand new levels of mindfulness and consideration, which is a challenge for many couples.