Is your Cell phone negatively impacting your relationship? You know those times when you’re with your partner but you’re both spending more time on your phones than engaged with each other. You think keeping your phone on the dinner table or by your side for a quick look is totally not a big deal, Yeah, well, you’re wrong. It’s a huge deal. Technically, you’re both guilty of “pphubbing,” the act of “partner phone snubbing,” which new research shows could cause long-term negative effects in your relationship and personal life.
According to the results of 2 studies on pphubbing (Professor James A. Roberts, Ph.D of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business., Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing published in the Computers In Human Behavior Journal):
— 46.3 % of participants admit they’ve experienced phubbing in their relationships
— 22.6 percent admit that phubbing also lead to problems in their relationship.
“What we discovered was that when someone perceived that their partner pphubbed them, this created conflict and led to lower levels of reported relationship satisfaction,” Roberts explained. “These lower levels of relationship satisfaction, in turn, led to lower levels of life satisfaction and, ultimately, higher levels of depression.”
A whopping 36.6 % of those surveyed reported feeling depressed at least some of the time after being pphubbed by someone they’re in a relationship with.
Overall only 32 percent of respondents who had been pphubbed at some point by their partner stated that they were very satisfied with their relationship
David added “Our findings suggest that the more often a couple’s time spent together is interrupted by one individual attending to his/her cellphone, the less likely it is that the other individual is satisfied in the overall relationship”.
So, lovers, if you truly want to keep the spice in your relationship, you should start by turning off your smartphones and if you further need help reconnecting with your partner, join me in one of my couple workshops http://positiveprana.com/positive-prana-workshop/