Many studies have shown that phones can disrupt couples in regular, daily face-to-face interactions, hurting relationships. Findings show that phone disruption can lead to couples having more conflict or being less happy in their relationship.
How do cell phones ruin relationships?
Being hooked on your phone has been linked to depression, sleepless nights, and can even create imbalances in your brain. The study also found an indirect link between phubbing and depression, as being ignored by your partner for a cellphone can negatively impact your relationship and life satisfaction.
What phones do to relationships?
A set of studies actually showed that just having a phone out and present during a conversation (say, on the table between you) interferes with your sense of connection to the other person, the feelings of closeness experienced, and the quality of the conversation.