Contrary to public opinion, cellphones ruin relationships rather than foster closeness. They do NOT build stronger bonds or inspire truth in friendships.
Cellphones do more to destroy relationships than to help you simplify and improve your life.
People tend to obsess over staying in constant contact - immediately responding to texts and calls fearing that not doing so will cause the person sending the message to go elsewhere or connect with someone else who is more readily available.
Recently, some teenagers guest co-hosting the podcast, Brains On, a science show for kids and curious adults like me, participated in a week-long experiment. Along with some friends they put away their cellphones for a week.
Their report was quite fascinating. While one said she initially feared missing out on current happenings in her peer group, she soon realized how much she enjoyed reading books, playing her saxophone more and just plain being in the world doing usually activities.
If you fear turning off your own smartphone I encourage you to listen to that episode here. It just may change your life.
For many, the fear of income loss pushes people to rudely answer a call or text message even during meal time or in social settings.
The biggest issue I have with cellphone use happens when I see parents with their kids busily engaged - NOT WITH THEIR KIDS - but with someone somewhere on the other end of their cellphone.
I have witnessed kids getting hurt on the playground due to lack of parental supervision. And, sadly. I see little kids frowning in silence while being pushed in strollers while mom or dad chatted away with some not-present party.
Wake up to the reality of how your smartphone is truly impacting your world, possibly destroying your most prized partnership. Watch the video now for details.
Ali Bierman has been a relationship expert most of her life. As a wife of 32 years, mother, psychotherapist, specialized kinesiologist, ordained metaphysical minister, author, teacher, family member and friend, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Change happens instantly in Ali's world. What takes a long time, and maybe never happens for some people, is getting ready to change.
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