Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Relationship? | The Everygirl
75% of women admit devices are ruining their relationships Phone love: Psychologists claim that increasing numbers of people in long-term. The smart phone is the most sought after gadget. It is ruining marriages and other inter-personal relations. and relationships is only a continuation of the damage that ordinary cell phones and the internet had already orchestrated. browsing the internet, using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. As technology continues to build a wall in between and all around us, it would make sense that our relationships might suffer. You might think.
In other words, they are now responsible for snatching your spouse or partner away from you — maybe even your entire family!
Even children as young as eight now have phones and very little time for just good old socialising, where you actually sit with someone and talk! A new national survey recently conducted in China blames ruined marriages and divided families squarely on the exponential rise in smartphone use in the country.
Of course, this phenomenon is not unique to China alone, but with more than million active smartphone users, it presents a good reference point. The havoc that the smartphone is visiting on marriages and relationships is only a continuation of the damage that ordinary cell phones and the internet had already orchestrated.
Your Cellphone May Be Ruining Your Dating Life
Jerome Kajuga, the director of culture, social and human sciences UNESCO —Rwanda warns that phone addiction is a reality in marriage and relationships, especially for young couples and should be addressed. The phones have children's apps that make learning more enjoyable.
Observers say that by their very nature, smartphones were always bound to exacerbate an already worrying situation. It has all these fancy apps you just have to make acquaintance with. The first thing she did was to talk her husband out of the habit of moving with a power bank, especially when going to church.
The other measure she instituted was in the bedroom. There is a cache of Personal Digital Assistants on offer; events calendars, digital camera and digital video camera, media player, video games, and GPS navigation, he notes. People are also listening to or watching audio music files, streaming YouTube videos, playing games, browsing the internet, using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, reading e-books and listening to podcasts, contributing in chat rooms, and watching films or television shows —all at the touch of a smartphone button.
What this means is that employees increasingly have to work or at least keep in touch with the employer even outside of conventional working hours —checking and responding to mail, putting final touches to that report or presentation.
Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Relationship?
Burying his head in his smartphone, he barely exchanged ten words with his daughter on some days, she complained. Smartphones are used by very many people. Status symbols At the launch of the first iPhone, a type of smartphone inSteve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple computers made a profound, if not prophetic statement: And status symbols have been around since the beginning of civilization.
One of the earliest such objects to be viewed as a status symbol was gold, and to this day, some of the most iconic museums, buildings and other such places of heritage derive their appeal from their gold artefacts. There was a time when watches were status symbols, just like cars. But then, status symbols are usually defined by their exclusivity and limited availability, so with time, it was no longer enough to simply own a car —it had to be a sports car.
Your Cellphone May Be Ruining Your Dating Life
A second experiment used the same setup with 68 students. This time, some of the students were told to have a casual conversation about how they felt about Christmas trees. Others were asked to discuss the most meaningful event of the year. Again, some participants had the conversation in the presence of a cellphone and others did not. Turn it off Even though the phone never rang or vibrated, it affected the conversation, Przybylski said. The effect was noticeable even though the participants barely noticed the phone.
Surveys given after the experiment suggested the students had no idea the research involved the phone, and most had to be prompted to report they'd even seen it. Przybylski doesn't see the research as condemning smartphones — plenty of studies find that technology does connect people, he said, particularly people who would otherwise fall out of touch due to distance.
But being aware of technology's downsides may help make consumer tech less of a drag on your social life. Original article on LiveScience.