How do you communicate with your husbands,wifes,friends in the course of the work day? If I see they're on line I'll Skype them, if not I'll e-mail them - last resort is to phone them - and only if I need to know something immediately(most of my friends do the same). DH and I will only ever phone each other if the other one is not on line and never just to chat. I think it's a throwback from my days in sales in the IT industry where I spoke to such a lot of clients in the course of the day that I hated the phone and DH has never been a phone person. In a way it's sad when you prefer communicating electronically than verbally. No one has time to just chat anymore . . .