We live in a manic society. Our lives are moving forward at such a fast speed we have trouble keeping up. Everything is at the tips of our fingertips thanks to modern technology. It was meant to make our lives easier but in fact it just speeds it up. We save time yet how do we use the time that we save? Many use the time to mindlessly wasting time on the internet, facebook, twitter and so on.
This is having a huge impact on relationships. Some couples on the couple counselling programme we work with talk about how their evenings are now spent sitting next together staring at their ipads. They spend their energy on their job, friends, hobbies, facebook, or twitter and they simply do not have enough energy to share with their partner.
It truly breaks my heart when John and I go out for an evening meal and we see couples eyes so focussed but not on each other but on their phones. Last week we were in a coffee shop and a family was sitting at the table next to us. Two parents and three children. Rather than engaging with each other they were all looking down focussed on their phones. We are losing the art of communication and communication is one of the keys to strong and successful relationships.
If internet use, social media or smart phone is impacting your relationship it's truly fundamental to start making changes and creating boundaries in your relationship. I will share some tips on how to do this in a later blog.
I wanted to share this video which has been around now for a few months. It's a powerful message on what we miss out on "real life" compared to a facing a phone screen or laptop.
Please watch it. Watch it with your partner and if you have children share it with them. It's a powerful video with a powerful message.
THE RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS International Relationship Experts John Donlon and Linda Connors have over 30 experience between them. They offer powerful and life changing relationship couple counselling and personal development programmes. They work with individuals and couples in the UK, America, Europe and Australia. If you are in relationship crisis are ready to take the first step into saving your relationship you can contact us on 0800 024 86 47.
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