When cell phones were invented, they felt like a modern miracle of convenience. Although convenience is still one of its benefits, the cell phone, along with its many uses: texting, e-mail, etc., can play havoc on your marriage or relationship. As much as cell phones can make life easier, the use of them can also become such a habit that it bleeds into almost every area of your life. Now you can talk to work in a second’s notice, receive responses for which you used to have to wait, and tap into virtually anyone else’s life on facebook any time of day!
The good news is that I am starting to hear from some of my clients that they are beginning to set boundaries with their phones. Here are some of the ways my clients are doing this:
- They are turning off the phone when at dinner with each other.
- They are turning off the phone when on a date together.
- If the phone needs to be on, they give each other a heads-up as to the reason why.
These 3 simple steps have made a huge difference in my clients’ relationships. To learn more about setting boundaries in life in general, click here.