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Does Your Spouse Have a Smartphone Addiction?
Get Help from Our Couples Counselling Centre
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Technology has made it possible for us to be
connected online and virtually with others 24/7
through instant messaging, video messaging, text
messing, and voice communications, as well as
through social media and emails.
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For some people, the allure of being connected
can start to develop into an addiction and be
just as serious as being addicted to drugs or
alcohol.
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Unfortunately, many couples experience the
effects of this newest addiction first-hand. They
may be the one completely tuned out to those
around them or the loved one, who feels isolated
and alone.
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In some cases, when one spouse develops a
smartphone addiction, it acts as an enabler for
the other spouse, who eventually could also
develop similar behaviours.
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Long before smartphone addictions become
serious, there are several key indications a
smartphone addiction could become an issue.
Recognizing these signs earlier rather than
later, can make addressing the problem easier for
some people.
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1. Do you feel cut-off if you do not have
access to your smartphone? If you have ever
lost or broken your phone, you may have
experienced an overwhelming sense you could not
connect with others electronically,
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which could actually have been similar to
withdrawal symptoms experienced by recovering
alcoholics and drug users.
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2. Does interacting through your phone become the
primary way you communicate with people? For
some people they would rather just use their
phone for all forms of communication,
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even when carrying on conversations with their
partner, rather than talking verbally
face-to-face and could indicate an addiction to
your smartphone.
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3. Is the need to be on social media or other app
become more important regardless of who is around
or what you are supposed to be doing?
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This often signifies the start of addiction-like
behaviours, such as having to constantly check
your status on Facebook, even if you are supposed
to working or performing some other task.
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4. Does responding to alerts on the phone become
normal, even during intimate encounters with your
partner? Reaching for your phone to respond to
a text, tweet,
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or take a call instead of enjoying the moment
with your loved one, indicates there is a
problem, not to mention the other person will not
find this behaviour amusing or romantic.
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On the other side of this issue is the person,
who notices the addiction and feels like they are
no longer relevant or important because they are
being ignored.
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If you feel like you are alone or isolated, even
though your spouse is in the same room, you
should be concerned, too. You might question what
is wrong with you or why your partner no long
finds you interesting.
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If you spouse is sitting directly across you at
the dinner table, yet you feel like you are
dining alone, it is time for both of you to seek
help.
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For assistance with addressing concerns over a
smartphone addiction that is affecting your
relationship, contact Bayridge Counselling Centre
today at 905-319-1488 to schedule a consultation
appointment today!   Source- http//www.bayridgec
ounsellingcentres.ca/does-your-spouse-have-a-smart
phone-addiction/
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