The Oxford Dictionary defines phubbing as, " the practice of ignoring one's companion or companions in order to pay attention to one's phone or other mobile device". Sound familiar? If you're like Emily and Nate and - let's face it - most people on the planet with a cell phone, this behavior is causing tons of tension in your relationship and is probably keeping you from connecting with each other in some very significant ways.
This week, Nate and Emily talk about all the ways their devices have become an addiction, and have caused them to miss out on authentic connection with each other. They discuss the traps of social media, and the brilliant but terrifying documentary, The Social Dilemma, as well as some options for keeping their phone addictions in check.
How do you combat phubbing in your relationship? Any and all tips are greatly appreciated!
Want to learn more? Check out this article from the Gottman Institute, How Your Smartphone Might Sabotage Your Relationship. And this one form the Association for Psychological Science, How Smartphones Are Affecting Our Relationships.
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