Your Intimate Relationship is about to power down – according to a new research published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
According to the researchers:
By allowing technology to interfere with or interrupt conversations, activities, and time with romantic partners-even when unintentional or for brief moments-individuals may be sending implicit messages about what they value most, leading to conflict and negative outcomes in personal life and relationships.
In the research conducted to ascertain how often “technoference” occurs in relationships. The research was first conducted on 143 women in committed relationships, 74 percent of them felt that smartphones were interfering with their love life and lowering the amount of quality time spent with their partner.
In another, 62 percent of women surveyed said that technology interfered with time spent together, while another 35 percent said their partner looked at a cell phone mid-conversation. Finally, some said their partner would text during face-to-face conversations.
So, how can this be cob?
According to Brandon McDaniel, co-leader of the project and doctoral study at Penn State:
The answer’s not simply to ban technology in a relationship, “It’s not realistic.”
But, i believe, Turning it off while having serious conversation will help. Since technology doesn’t have to tear us a part.