Modern invention of telecommunication devices has made the distance between people in the world closer. People can make contact between one another within seconds,and the cost to communicate is very minimum even free if conducted between the same provider. Ironically such condition has a reverse impact on the interpersonal relations between some family members since each individual in the family tends to be busy in contacting with others meanwhile neglecting their own family communication, or they keep busy texting while having a family gathering. The act of texting has become problematic in official meetings, where people pay more attention on their personal matters by texting. This has become a form of the act of negligence in interpersonal communication and considered as impolite or inappropriate. While families need to maintain interpersonal communication by having events such as family dining or family gatherings in a limited time frame, of texting during such activities may increaseafeeling of interpersonal distance among family members resulting in the sense of alienation between the members. This paper will present case studies where such act of negligence has created more gaps between family members resulting in the sense of alienation that destroys family bonding.
Keywords: Negligence, Alienation, Modern communication, Interpersonal relation, family bonding.
Roswiyani Roswiyani, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
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