This is something that tends to happen in my house from time to time. I That we get so attached to our phones we ignore everyone else around us. Yes we all sometimes need a nice distraction, but when your s.o. is trying to talk with you and you’re more focused on what is going in social media or a game that tends to put your relationship at risk. In fact they call that phubbing – it can be a relationship killer. Psychotherapist Stephanie Wijkstrom suggests not being critical to start with and then trying these tips.
Try different ways to get your partner’s attention – Before you start talking, try to signal that you have something to say with a touch to their shoulder or a tap on the counter to get them out of the zone.
Be honest about how it makes you feel– Feeling like you’re always second to your partner’s social media or email may make you feel like throwing their phone against the wall, and while that may be satisfying for a second, a better move would be telling them how it really makes you feel.
Come up with a plan of action – But be realistic, you’re not really going to declare the house a phone-free zone. Small steps are key here, like making meal time a screen-free time.