The digital age has made communication faster and readily available round the clock via the mobile devices. People around the world can now connect instantly and even see each other in real time.
But while mobile technology has its advantages particularly in terms of communication, it also has disadvantages. In the case of married couples, for instance, the constant use of smartphones, tablets and laptops even while in the house can strain their relationship. In worse cases, this can even lead to divorce, according to a divorce lawyer from Sevens Legal. A recent study published in the Psychology of Popular Media Culture journal found that technology and screens disconnect people from their partners.
As people could not afford to live without their mobile gadgets these days, their relationships also suffer. Some are so attached to their smartphones that they could not help but check it from time to time even when they’re eating dinner or watching TV with their families at home. A study by Mobile Mindset has confirmed this saying that nearly 60 percent of people admit that they don’t go an hour without checking their phone and they do this while lying in bed before they sleep, after waking up and even in the middle of the night. This was referred to by the researchers as “technoference” or the interference of technology in a relationship. [Read more…]