Whether they try to deny it or not, most partners are offended by ‘Phubbing’, new study reveals. Moreover, many relationships have been destroyed because the spouse dedicated more time to his/her phone than to his beloved partner.
Jealousy is normal in a relationship, but being jealous on a technical device may be easily regarded as insanity. Yet, the recent studies indicate that many more people choose to separate from their current partner because the latter can’t take their eyes off of their… phones.
The study was conducted with the participation of 453 respondents, who were asked to explain how ‘phubbing’ affects them. The majority of the respondents declared that they considered their partner’s ‘phubbing’ an insult and that they would often get into conflicts with them on this topic.
Partners are not only annoyed by phone-related activities per se, but also by small things that partners make. Some respondents have even stated that they dislike it when their spouses place their phones at sight because they understand that they want to keep an eye on it. The most irritating activity, however, appears to be ‘phubbing’ during a serious conversation, respondents have declared.
Researchers at the University of Texas have further noticed that in spite the conflicts that ‘phubbing’ causes, many more people neglect partners in favor of smartphones. The survey indicates that 46.3 percent people were phubbed and 36.6 percent people felt really depressed after using the phone for a very long period of time. 22.6 percent respondents confessed that they got involved in an argument because they did not pay attention to their partners.
The study has helped scientists prove that smartphones can be harmful to relationships. Researchers have once again proven that, paradoxically, phones don’t connect people, but rather destroy their relationships. In addition, people feel increasingly more depressed because they spend too much time on the phone, but they are not willing to do anything to change themselves.
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