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The Frustrations of Phone Tag

I just recently reconnected with an old teacher of mine after 40 years. I sent her a letter letting her know what a difference she had made in my life. Read More

I have found email and social

I have found email and social media have been an excellent way to circumvent the frustration of phone tag. I find it very annoying to call back and forth yet nothing seems to move forward. Leaving messages and voice maisl that go nowhere can make you want to stop trying to reach out and touch someone.

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Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., is a psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Her latest book is Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend.

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