This month’s positive point shares how one couple worked to improve their relationship without technology interference.
This month’s positive point with a couple happened when, during a session, we mapped out a plan to reduce the husband’s use of his cell phone.
This couple worked as a team to identify the 4 points during the day that were important for them to connect without technology interfering. Although it will be a hard habit to break, putting the phone in a different room will benefit this couple’s relationship immensely!
Frankly, there isn’t one couple I have worked with over the last 5-10 years who doesn’t struggle with the technological devices in one form or another. They admit to me that these devices have grown to feel like a body part, and when they separate from them, they feel a bit anxious or as if some appendage is missing.
Depending on your age, you may remember the song that a jazz band leader (an owl) sang to Ernie in Sesame Street. It was called, “Put Down the Duckie.” The band leader was trying to encourage Ernie to put down his duckie so he could play the saxophone – to break the habit of depending on his duckie and feel what it’s like to be without it. He would be okay! Replace “Duckie” with “Device” and it’s pretty much the same thing.
We can do it! We can all “Put Down the Duckie!” Our relationships depend on it! If you want to have a feel-good chuckle, watch this video of Ernie being encouraged to put down the Duckie.
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