❝Smartphones may be particularly disruptive if both partners are on their phones in bed.❞
Health journalist Brooke Lea Foster in the New York Times adds, “Therapists say that when a marriage hits a rocky patch, they’ve seen one or both partners hide behind their phones.
Leave your phones out of the bedroom guys! Leave it charging in the corner, don’t have it an arms length away from where you sleep. Nothing on your phone is conducive to a good night’s rest anyway. You’ll just pick it up and end up arguing with someone on twitter or buying something you don’t really need.
Sexting isn’t just for singles
Sexting maybe more commonly associated with horny, flirty singles, but why let them have all the fun?
A recent study revealed that both men and women reported greater “positive consequences” from sexting in committed relationships than in casual ones. Around half of sexters reported it “positively influenced their sexual and emotional relationships with a partner,” and the research also shows those in a committed relationship who sent sexual pictures to their partners reported more positive sexual and emotional outcomes than those in casual relationships. That’s science.
That said, do not use the winking emoji. Nothing kills the vibe faster than the winking emoji. And don’t just come in all guns blazing. Stay smart, lest your inner-most desires be read by fellow commuters while your partner is on the bus home from work.
A couple who streams together, stays together
If you feel like your relationship with your partner and your relationship with tech are competing, a simple solution could be to combine the two.
❝Using tech together can give both parties a greater sense of attachment, safety, or control.❞
This comes from Reader’s Digest in Canada, which basically means you need to sync up your binge watches. Don’t skip ahead to the next episode just because you can’t wait. Don’t be that guy. Nobody likes that guy.