Right? Hello? Are you even listening?” your spouse says to you, trying to get your attention. You are not listening because you have your nose buried in your smartphone.
You don’t mean to put your phone before your spouse, but somehow it just keeps happening.
It’s not the first time it has happened, either. Plus, you’re both guilty. In fact, you’ve had many discussions before about your phones.
Does this sound familiar?
You have noticed a direct correlation between smartphone uses, problems in your marriage, quality of life, distraction-free time, and “us time.” You may even have become addicted to your smartphone.
Yet you both still keep on forgetting to pay attention and continue burying yourself in texts, email, Facebook alerts, Instagram updates or whatever app is causing the little blinking light on your phones to capture your attention. It’s maddening for you both.
Obsessively checking your phone can be maddeningly annoying for those around you
It is maddening for you both, and actually, it ismaddening for a lot of people. One study found that cell phones have a definite negative effect on close relationships. Not only did communications suffer, but there’s also less trust in relationships where cell phones are always nearby.
Anyone already struggling with marriage issues may want to consider the effects of smartphones on the relationship. As for ways to save your marriage using your smartphone, read on!
Smartphones can kill the romance
Smartphones have a negative effect on any relationship, but for romance, they have a definite dampening effect. Not only are your conversations suffering when you and your spouse are both constantly checking your phones, your sex life may be suffering too.
Smartphones in the bedroom are a rising problem for couples trying to maintain at least a little sizzle in their lives. The distraction can prove deadly to any passion that may arise. It may seem obvious to you now, reading this, but consider these bedroom distractors:
- How romantic is it when one of you gets a text from your brother?
- Do you really want to know that your old college buddy has updated his Facebook profile picture, while you’re trying to stir up the old flames of passion?
- Can’t an update on world news wait until later?
- Will you really suffer if you don’t see the latest tweets from your favourite celebrity?
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