Day 113: Spending More Time on the Phone than with Our Partner

The study found we now spend more time on our smartphones than with our partner, with the average Brit spending two hours a day looking at their phone


We now spend more time on our smartphones than with our partner, according to a new study.

The average smartphone user tends to spend two hours (119 minutes) a day using their gadget.
Yet, the amount of time we spend with our other halves per day is just 97 minutes – a third less – on average.
David Johnson, (from mobile phone provider O2) said: “Smartphones are getting smarter all the time with huge leaps being made in technology. However, that’s also meant we’re now spending more time glued to the screen rather than gazing into our partners’ eyes
‘We’re seeing a new generation of phones that react more readily to their users and have truly become home entertainment devices.”

It’s common to see people, especially the youth on their cell phones/iPhones/iPads playing games, texting, checking up on social media — you get to know what’s new, what’s going on, what’s the latest drama, who’s dating who… and yet we can be so consumed with what’s going on in the cyber world we forget that there’s a real world in front of our eyes.

We need to shift our focus from/of consumerism and materialism to life and practical living. We are spending too much time on our phones/electronic devices and less time developing real relationships, real communication and practical living skills. I mean – just from listening to the Relationship Success interviews on EQAFE I realize there is so much to learn about relationships alone!

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone treated each other the way they would like to be treated?  I say we need to reform our education system into a system Best for All where for example we have practical life-skills classes that provide assistance and support to everyone on how to effectively work with oneself and others in the environment.

Fortunately, there is a start: There is a free online life-skills course anyone can take.
Check it out here at:

Plus for those in relationships, there is an online course on developing effective communication, physical intimacy and practical living skills with your partner here at:

Till next time…

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