The following is a message my friend forwarded to me this week, and I felt that it absolutely needed to be shared. I hope you enjoy... and that you put your damn phone away today.
I meet and counsel with couples every single day. Each couple has their own problems and struggles. I've realized that, there's a huge issue now that didn't exist 5 years ago.
Advancements in technology now allow us to be in constant communication with someone just by typing in words on a phone, sitting down at a computer, or using an iPad. We have forgotten about the importance of spending time one-on-one with our significant others.
When you text someone or call someone when you're with your significant other - whether you’re meaning to or not - you’re telling the person you’re in a relationship that what you’re doing can’t wait. I’ve seen people cheat emotionally and physically, not because they wanted to, but because they couldn’t put their phone down. Texts and Facebook are just too damn important.
Here’s my advice... you don’t have to follow it:
When you’re with someone you care about, put your damn phone away! Make sure your partner is the most important person in the room, and make sure they know it!
If you want to text someone or call someone don’t hide your phone, do it right in front of her so she can see the screen. If you want to check Twitter or Facebook, look at it together. If he wants to look at your phone let him. Don’t get in the habit of deleting messages, texts or emails.
Be fully trusting of each other, and put the phone away.
I swear, if people could follow this advice there would be so many less problems and so much less heartbreak.
To further reiterate the point, watch this video:
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If you are having a hard time putting your damn phone away, check out The Phonkerchief. Wrap up your cellular device, and give your partner a visual reminder that they are your number one priority.[/jbox]