It changed our lives, improved our work, it radically and irreversibly changed the way we communicate. But the mobile phone also introduced some shortcomings: we became addicted to it, we can’t conceive our life without it and, lately, it intrudes on domestic happiness.
Some serious warnings on the impact of the mobile phone on a couple’s life have been issued by the American specialists from Baylor University, Texas. They spoke with 450 adults and concluded that the mobile phone can hinder happiness.
Actually, people are annoyed by the fact that their partners keep their phone in sight, hold it in their hand all the time, or use it constantly.
You might say these are common incidents, but researchers point out that these incidents harm relationships, affecting the happiness state of the neglected partner and decrease the level of contentment, even leading to depression.
Therefore, although it might help partners keep in touch all the time, the mobile phone may cause problems when they are together, the most affected ones being those who do not completely trust their partner in their relationship.