The interesting thing is that it seems no other activities, hobbies brings us down as much as seeing our loved one holding, touching, scrolling on that squared shape little box.
Why is that?
Why doesn’t it bother us to see our partner go out for running, playing tennis, reading the newspaper or a book, writing in their diary, baking, taking care of their car or bike, the list could be endless.
The answer is fascinating but disturbing at the same time.
We are jealous.
I know what you are thinking – me jealous of that small and ugly thing – that is just ridiculous thought. Yet it is true. The phone represents something that is more important than us. It is worthy of the attention of her/him but I am not.
You are basically competing against a smartphone and you get beaten every time. It is a very sad and grey picture but we need to face it more and more often in our modern world.
Researchers have found that excessive phone usage has negative impacts on both mental and physical health. Findings suggest that smartphone users who show a tendency to be addicted to their phones appear more likely to experience health problems.
All of the aforementioned points leads couples to feel less dissatisfaction in their relationship in almost every level and it creates an emotional distance between them.