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When it comes to phones and relationships, 'It's Complicated'

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There's no way around it, technology has invaded our lives. There isn't a moment during the day where people aren't glued to a screen, but maybe we all need a time out.

There's a new phrase being used to describe how technology is becoming problematic in some relationships.

It's called, "phubbing."

It's when you snub your significant other by using your phone. Get it? Phone. Snubbing. Phubbing!

As you can imagine, it occurs pretty often in today's society.

I mean it's so big, The Washington Post reported on it.

The report cites a couple studies that prove being on your phone too much and ignoring your partner can lead to a decrease in marital satisfaction, which can also lead to depression. Even among friends and partners, the person "phubbiing" is viewed as less polite and not attentive.

So, next time you think about reaching for your phone on a date, think about whats more important, that text or tweet your about to read or getting a second date?

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