Phubbing Becoming More Of A Reason Why Couples Divorce

November 30, 2016

Another ding for our smartphones.  A new study suggests that our addiction to smartphones is causing an increase in the number of couples divorcing.  Phubbing, a fusion of “phone” and “snubbing”, is putting our relationships in jeopardy. The typical American checks his or her smartphone once every six-and-a-half minutes, or roughly 150 times each day. With all that attention to our phones, more likely than not, you've been a victim of phubbing.  While in the midst of a conversation, the person you are talking to decides to pop out their phone and surf the Internet, check their Facebook timeline or answer a text message. That is causing some big problems with 70% of couples in a recent study say phubbing hurt their ability to interact with their romantic partners. In fact, troubled couple says smartphones rank up with money, intimacy and children as to why couples call it quits. Marriage experts highly suggests couples set ground rules about smart phone usage, such as not using your smartphone after a certain time of the day or night or keeping them out of arm’s length when discussing important issues.

SOURCE: The Conversation

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