Technology has proven time and time again to have a huge impact on our relationships. “In more recent times technology has begun changing and affecting how we feel about each other,” says Dia Hicks, relationship expert and founder and CEO of SwaGGerscan. “While more people around the world every day are discovering technology for the first time, technology itself is still in the infant stage, still needing more constructs that help protect humanity from itself.”
If you’re one of the many people who wake up and reach for their smartphone first thing in the morning, you could be hurting your relationship. According to research by the American Psychological Association, young people tend to find their smartphones indispensable, even to the point of feeling like they can’t live without them.
Results from a recent study concluded that “participants’ smartphone dependency is significantly linked to relationship uncertainty, while partners’ perceived smartphone dependency predicts less relationship satisfaction.”
So, has technology changed your relationship for better or worse? Keep reading to find out.