Married and dating another woman
Perhaps you’d like to make the bedroom a smartphone/tablet-free area, so you can concentrate on each other – chatting over the day or having sex together.What about meal times, when you’re watching the TV or going out together?That brings up a whole range of new dilemmas: In the happiest marriage, it is easy for technology to intrude and come between you and your partner.So even if your suspicions are ungrounded, it is worth having a debate about when and where it is acceptable to use your smartphone.
Ask him whether he’s fed up and whether he thinks you relationship is in a rut or not. Actually, you do know what the issue might be because he’s mentioned it a hundred times before (but you’ve downgraded or dismissed it).
We separated for one week and after discussions and an agreement that he would not contact this woman we decided to get back together.
One month later, I checked his phone and found he had saved the woman’s number under another name and had been phoning her constantly, and texting her at 2am when I went to bed and also throughout the day – even when he went to the shops to get nappies.
There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to smartphone etiquette but what gets our attention is what thrives.
Think about what message you are giving to each other if you routinely put interacting with others on your phone over your relationship.