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  • Writer's pictureJane Greer

What if the other half is always on the phone?

Updated: Feb 28

With the divorce rate as high as 40%, 60% of the people's love life is not very satisfactory. Studies have pointed out that, in addition to problems such as money concepts, uncoordinated sex life, and child rearing, smartphones are also emotional killers for many modern couples.

Smartphones can seriously jeopardise a couple's love life, a recent study finds.

Their research focused on "head-down" behavior, or how often you use your phone in front of your partner/lover.

According to the survey, mobile phones are typically checked every 6.5 minutes, which equates to 150 times a day, and this is often a source of conflict. For example, one survey found that 70% of respondents felt that swiping with their heads down hurt their ability to interact with their partner/lover.

We all know what it feels like to be snubbed by the Tokyo escort. You may be passionate about sharing something, only to find that your partner's heart is not with you. Or maybe you're the one snubbing the other person, swiping your Facebook feed while the other person is talking.

Roberts and David's study sought to find out how this affected their emotional lives. The small-sample study asked 175 married adults to fill out questionnaires about how often they were ignored by their mobile phone counterparts. Questions on the questionnaire included "When we're together, does our partner keep our phone where they can see it?" and "When we go out on a date, does our partner use a smartphone." The questionnaire also asked respondents whether they had ever had conflicts over their smartphones, how satisfied they were with their current relationship, and whether they felt depressed.

It turns out that smartphones are as damaging to a couple's relationship as money, sex, and Tokyo escorts. People who are more often ignored by their partners because of their smartphones are more likely to have conflicts because of this, resulting in lower emotional satisfaction, which will also damage the quality of communication and bring about a domino effect. When we are unhappy in a relationship, we are less satisfied with life and more likely to be depressed.

You may want to ask, why is it a relationship killer when a partner bows his head?

Roberts offers at least two answers. One is called the "Displacement Hypothesis," which suggests that the time you spend on your smartphone replaces more meaningful interactions with your lover, thereby destroying the relationship. The second theory is the "Displacement Hypothesis" (Displacement Hypothesis). Simply put, smartphones are a source of conflict, which can lead to disputes and destroy satisfaction with partners and relationships.

"People complain about it all the time," says relationship expert Dr. Jane Greer.

Greer says it can make the other person feel unimportant, as if the phone is more important than you. “They go out on a date with their partner, only to find out that they’ve been texting their friends and they’ve been left out, which means that their time with their partner is not as important as other activities and other people.” How to solve this problem? Greer suggests that if your significant other is constantly on their phone, ask them if they can take a break. For example, ask: "I understand that your work is really important and that you have to maintain friendships with your friends. Do you think it would be possible to do this before or after meals so we can have some uninterrupted time together?"

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