I think phones and email is good, but comes with a downside.
Because I CAN be reached at virtually any time of the day, those I am close to think there's something WRONG if I can't be reached.
Nothing is wrong, I just don't want to be interrupted while I figure my life out that just turned on my head. I'm picking up pieces and don't plan to pick up the phone. I'll let you know when I'm back up in the world of functional adults.