If you find yourself texting or on other social media while in the process of having intimate relations with your partner, there may be a problem, according to a new psychological condition known as “phubbing.”
Apparently, millions of people have this phone addiction condition which involves use of the phone while “snubbing” the person that is actually in front of you. It occurs when a conversation is interrupted by a call on your cell phone, known as “partner phone snubbing.”
The condition is the result of a phone addiction which has developed over the last ten years and contributed to the demise of many marriages, not to mention ruining Thanksgiving, Christmas and other family get-togethers.
Like other behavioral addictions, such as gaming or gambling, it seems to affect young, extroverted women more than anyone else.
“This is uncharted territory for us as a society,” said an Australian expert on relationships. “For younger people, they have never known what it was like not to have a phone glued to their ear or say, writing a basic letter in cursive.”
In fact, studies have shown that incidences of suicide would likely soar should millennials feel the loss of their thumbs…
Phone addicts typically check their messages every four to six hours of their waking hours, or at least 150 times a day.
“Phubbing” has also been found to decrease relationship satisfaction overall.
“Phubbing interferes with the ability to listen to the other person, responsiveness and engagement,” the reports say.
Although, it’s hard to believe there would ever be an “engagement” if the “phubber” can’t get off the damn phone long enough to propose…
The answer to phubbing problems is simple: threaten to have both their hands AND their tongues surgically removed.
You know you’re a phubber if you:
Have your phone out and close to you when you are with your partner at all times.
You break your attention from the conversation you are having with you partner to look at or respond to your phone.
You check your phone when there is a lull in the conversation.
When watching TV together, you look at your phone when there is a commercial break.
You take a call that is not urgent when you are having quality time with your partner.
You take calls while using the restroom.