Lack of time and too many e-mails are the most common reasons people say they don't reply. Checking their e-mails on one device, like a smartphone, making a mental note to reply more in-depth later, and then forgetting, is another. And, of course, there's always the possibility your e-mail ended up in the junk or spam folder. But there are more emotional reasons as well. One is fear of commitment or a hesitation to say no. This excerpt from The Anxiety of the Unanswered E-Mail, by Alma Tugend, originally appeared in The New York Times on Apr 19, 2013. A case could easily he made that, as the number of communication channels have grown over the years, the more difficult it has become to communicate.
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