A 2017 telecommunications survey revealed that 68% of millennials admit to texting “a lot” on a daily basis—over 20% more than Gen Xers. Christened by the press as "the anxious generation," it makes sense that millennials have become emotionally allergic to phone calls, which are more confrontational and don't allow you to passively avoid someone or fully think out exactly what you want to say. I once briefly went out with someone two decades older than me, and he enjoyed calling me on the phone just to chat. Whenever I saw his face pop up on my screen, I was instantly filled with a sense of dread, like I was in trouble. Why can't he just text me?? I would think.
So anxious millennials have become hooked on texting as their primary means of communication. But according to mental health experts, being glued to your phone can wind up damaging your relationships, potentially causing your mental health to suffer later.