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If texting 'is starting to feel frustrating, stressful, or if you're overwhelmed or trapped by it, that's a good indication that you need to set a boundary.'

I am not known for being especially easy to get hold of via text. I tend to keep my phone on silent as the high-pitched ping of an incoming message makes my cheeks flush with dread. I wish I could mute all my contacts' notifications – sorry, mom, dad, and everyone I care about, but communicating with you makes me incredibly anxious.

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A seven-year-old cat sleeps besides its owner near Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 9, 2011. (Photo: Yasayoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

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