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Is Your Relationship Suffering Due to Mobile Technology?

If your partner is using their mobile phone a huge amount, it can even create paranoia as you may think they are up to no good

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While his agency said the risks to rats don’t directly apply to people, the study raises safety questions. Pixabay

We all know that relationships have to be worked on in order to keep the spark going but there are many things that can get in the way of this. When you lead busy lifestyles, have the responsibility of family life to manage, have financial issues to sort out, and have other commitments that get in the way of spending time together, things can get very difficult. Over recent years, there is one more thing that has affected many relationships and this is mobile technology.

Mobile technology has become hugely popular and has a positive effect on our lives in many ways. We can work more easily and flexibly, browse the Internet, contact friends and family, make purchases, enjoy entertainment, and much more thanks to this technology. However, the downside is that some people become obsessed with mobile technology and the services that they can access on these devices, and this can really get in the way of a relationship.

Improving your communication and enjoying more quality time

Every couple must try to spend quality time together to improve communication
Every couple must try to spend quality time together to improve communication. Pixabay

When it comes to mobile phones, there are many people that are barely ever seen without their device in their hand. While it is find to use your phone while out and about or when making and taking calls, spending more time on your device rather than talking to your partner can cause a lot of issues. If you already get little enough time to work on your relationship, the last thing you want is to find that your partner is more interested in their phone during the short periods you do get to spend together. This is why it is important to talk and lay down some ground rules when it comes to mobile phone usage as a couple.

If your partner is using their mobile phone a huge amount, it can even create paranoia as you may think they are up to no good. Many people have gone onto their partner’s social media accounts or used tools to find out whose phone number is on their partner’s log because they have become suspicious. Often, it is all perfectly innocent but that doesn’t mean that you won’t become worried or paranoid if your partner spends more time on their mobile device than they do talking to you.

It is important for both partners to be aware of the ground rules when it comes to mobile phone use. Of course, if you have an urgent call or a family member needs to get in touch you should take the call. However, when you are both snuggling up to watch a movie and one of you then goes on their phone and starts messing around on social media, it can ruin the whole experience. When you spend time together, it should be quality time where you can talk, watch films, listen to music, go out for meals, and do other things you enjoy rather than just watching one another using mobile phones in total silence.

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Maintain Good Relationship With Family To Stay Healthy

Having poor relationships with family can affect your health negatively

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Having a strained relationship with family may be more harmful to people's health. Pixabay

Having a strained relationship with parents, siblings or child may be more harmful to people’s health than enduring rocky romantic partnerships, according to a new study.

“We found that family emotional climate had a big effect on overall health, including the development or worsening of chronic conditions such as stroke and headaches over the 20-year span of midlife,” the study’s lead author Sarah B. Woods, Assistant Professor at University of Texas, said.

“Contrary to previous research, which found that intimate relationships had a large effect on physical health, we did not get the same results.”

For the study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, the researchers used data from 2,802 participants in the Midlife Development in the US survey that included a nationally representative sample of adults from 1995 to 2014.

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The family emotional climate has a big effect on the overall mental and physical health. Pixabay

Three rounds of data were collected in 1995 to 1996, 2004 to 2006 and 2013 to 2014.

The average participant was 45-years-old during the first round.

The survey asked questions about family strain and family support as well as an intimate partner strain.

Health was measured using participants’ total number of chronic conditions, such as stroke, headaches and stomach trouble, experienced in the 12 months prior to each of the three data collection times.

Participants also rated their overall health from excellent to poor at each round.

The researchers found that greater family relationship strain was associated with a greater number of chronic conditions and worse health appraisal 10 years later, during the second and third rounds of data collection.

“Comparatively, we found that greater family support during the second round of data collection in 2004 to 2006 was associated with better health appraisal 10 years later,” said the study’s co-author Jacob B. Priest, Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa.

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Greater family support is associated with better health appraisal. Pixabay

There were no significant effects of intimate partner relationships on health outcomes, the study said.

“We were honestly stunned that there were zero associations between intimate partner emotional climate and later health,” Woods said.

The lack of significant associations between intimate partner relationships and later health could be because those relationships can break up, whereas people are more likely to have longer associations with family members who aren’t a spouse, the researchers noted.

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“For adults who already have a chronic condition, a negative family emotional climate may increase their poor health and conversely, supportive family members may help improve their health outcomes,” Woods added. (IANS)