It is through the relationships with peers and family that we are best able to fulfill the human need to belong and connect to others. It is human touch that can only be experienced in face-to face communication that allows us to recognize the humanity in each other and continue to treat each other as human beings should and remain civil. Face-to-face communication fosters positive human relationships with others and family; conveying the message of importance and acceptance within our relationships. It is important to have face-to-face conversation to allow us to recognized the humanity in all of us and practice the communication skills need to work and live well together.
Fulcher, Keith Andrew Ph.D., "The Importance of Fostering Interpersonal Relationships With Family and Peers Through Face-to-Face Communication" (2019). NYS Child Welfare/Child Protective Services Training Institute. 17.