What do you think kills a relationship? If you thought parents, lies, exes, cheating or fights, then you are right. If you picked misunderstandings or excessive control, then you are not wrong either. But did it ever cross your mind that your innocent-looking smartphone could also be an enemy of your romance?
The adorable and once-common pillow talks are now replaced by constant scrolling through the pages of social media accounts. Even the most dedicated of couples today cannot control their smartphone addiction when they are together.
A recent study conducted by the University of Arizona found that people whose partners were highly dependent on their smartphone were not too satisfied with their relationship. Or, you can say that they were jealous of the smartphone of their partner.
If you are still wondering how your simple smartphone could affect your relationship, then keep reading.
#1. Smartphone Distracts
In today’s world, nothing distracts us as much as our smartphone. From phone calls and text messages to notifications from social media accounts informing that one of our random friends has uploaded an image on Facebook or Instagram, our device keeps pinging every few minutes. These notifications distract our conversations and annoy the people we are with. Just a few seconds spent in checking emails and other notifications kill our conversations.
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#2. You Prioritize Your Digital Life Over The Real One
For a healthy relationship, a balance between how much we care about ourselves and how much about our partner is required. The smartphone destabilizes it. We are quickly becoming less and less empathetic individuals, who only care about themselves. We give too much emphasis to our virtual lives, caring more about how many likes we get on our profile pictures and the number of followers we have on Twitter.
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#3. It Causes Space Between Couples
We are under the illusion that our phones are improving our relationships, allowing us to stay connected at all times. However, the reality is opposite. Our face-to-face intimate conversations have been replaced by video calls in these modern times. The technology isn’t doing much else than sabotaging our relationships and wreaking havoc on our romance.
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#4. Phone Is Our Priority
Waking up next to our partner, what most of us do is check our phone first, for any late night notification that we might have missed. The signal it gives to the partner is that checking the smartphone is somehow more important than them or more interesting than them. They could also take it as you not considering them worthy of a decent conversation.
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Smartphones are definitely among the biggest inventions of our generation, which has an unimaginable amount of impact on our lives. But somehow, these innocent looking devices have started to have more effect on our lives than we would appreciate. They have even put our relationships on life support, barely surviving and just moments away from dying.
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