It shouldn’t be a shock that the typical person is on their phone approximately 47 times a day. In addition, about 85% of phone users check their phones even when they’re with family and friends. There are personal stories that reveal how phones can harm relationships. We also have stories to show the benefits of removing your phone to help to restore the emotional connection between couples.
We want to remind you that ditching your cell phone for a few hours each day could make a big difference for you and your partner.
We are focused on one another.
” I am Paul, and I am in an affair with a phone addict. I get annoyed because the addict will sometimes slip and make use of the phone when driving. Personally, I believe that the most effective way to overcome any addiction would be to be aware of the root of it. “Likes” on social media can trigger dopamine-like responses that bring a sense of happiness.”
“After getting fed up with my use of my mobile, I was so fed up that my girlfriend finally spoke up. We established a rule that when we’re doing something similar, phones should be put away. This is the same for watching TV with a friend, having a chat as well, and eating dinner. We can certainly respond to a short message or other and then sit and scrolling, or watching.”
We have set up tech-free zones with times.
“My boyfriend’s phone is more popular with him than mine. I’ve tried to express this issue in the past, but I appear to be naive, which makes him feel like he’s being attacked. I’m afraid that a lot of the time we aren’t able to be able to communicate in the same way because he’s always on his mobile. We are unable to go for an outing or sit down to watch television together without him checking his Twitter feed. to check the Twitter stream.”
“Very at the beginning of my romance, my wife caught the extent of my phone use and contacted me. We reached the decision to agree. We go out each Friday night, a date night, and phones aren’t permitted in the evenings or any other thing we’re up to. We take advantage of that time to discuss our day or even talk about random items. When we’re watching a film at home, phones are permitted.”
We’re spending more time with each other.
We decided that my husband and I would impose the full-time, week-long cell phone prohibition. The first step was to establish some rules for ourselves, which included keeping our cell phones away from the area at all times we were in the same room. Also, we went retro and made use of a clock to keep track of when it was in the morning and then set an alarm clock to wake up early in the morning. We went to a concert by Guns “N’ Roses” concert, been reading in the evenings, and even established an official two-person book club.
Instead of staying in and watching television instead, we went on three miles of sweaty cycling to a brand new restaurant. We also spent the whole week binge-watching just one hour of television via our laptop. Apart from that, we’ve turned off any push notifications in order to reduce distractions. We’ve also designated your bedroom space as “a mobile phone-free area.”
We can communicate better.
“When we were with each other or sitting with one of our children, we both noticed ourselves glued to our phones. Going to therapy to reduce our Phubbing certainly was a game-changer for my family and me. When I worked with the therapist and therapist, we established the following guidelines for our relationship: No phones at dinner tables and a promise to maintain eye contact in important conversations.
Our relationship has begun to blossom as we’re more attuned to each other and our emotions.” It’s made things improve because it has allowed us to really talk to each other instead of saying, “Hey, I found this YouTube video I came across.'”
We are more honest and transparent when we talk to each other.
“So recently, I’ve observed that my son spends the majority of his spare time using his smartphone or even watching TV at the same time. The only time he’s not using his mobile is while he’s in the shower. On my part find it difficult to engage in a conversation when I see him looking at his phone. It doesn’t seem like an authentic conversation or as if there is a presence.”
“My husband uses the house phone frequently, and we have discussed it during the premarital counseling. We’ve agreed on no-phone times, but I enjoy doing things where you can’t use your phone. This includes cycling or going for walks with us. We’ll spend 5 hours each week doing these activities together.”
We are focused on the needs of each other.
“I would attempt to discuss with my boyfriend important issues, but he’d become angry or dismiss me. I explained to him that it was unfair that I should give my attention to his issues, but he would not offer me a second of his attention for my own. When we discussed the issue, each when I called him, I would be able to see him in the eye and sit on his cell phone.
He also limits himself to screen time that is active, and we attempt to get involved more while watching movies and television. I attempt to make it an attempt to decrease the amount of time I spend on screens.”