Not looking at each other.
If any of this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. When it comes to unhappiness in a relationship, it’s often not some big, giant, huge, gaping issue, but lots of small issues that niggle away at you. Australian couples are drifting away from each other. They often don’t realise how far they’ve gone until it’s too late and the distance seems too big to reach across.
Maybe your both so distracted by your smart phones that you forget to even look at each other anymore. I know my husband and I are guilty of just that. Sometimes we even text each other from different rooms in our house.
Modern relationships gone crazy.
Phone distraction in modern relationships seems to be a growing issue, with one in six couples in the UK admitting to spending more time on their smart phones than with each other. Bausch + Lomb Ultra, a contact lens company that conducted the survey, say this can lead to relationship stress, with couples on their honeymoons even confessing to constantly checking in on their smart phones.
I know the same trend can be applied in Australia. As the report, called The Psychology of Digital Interaction, explains: "Most of us simply couldn't do without them [our smartphones] for keeping in contact with friends and family, work colleagues, shopping, gaming and knowing what's going on in the world."