Is technology taking away from connections in relationships? Yes, considering how easy smart phones and tablets make being connected to the rest of the world’s every movement through many different social media sites.
Seeing a couple out to dinner together, but not talking because they are enveloped in their phones is not uncommon. Actually, it might be more common to see that then to see a couple engaging in a conversation. When a conversation does spark, it’s usually about what one of them saw online.
Communication is one of the most important aspects of a successful relationship, but what if majority of correspondence a couple has is via texting? Texting can help or hurt a couple. Racy pictures and conversations happen more often, which obviously helps people feel that spark that most everyone craves. However, texting other people instead of paying attention to a spouse is very detrimental to a healthy relationship.
Texting, Facebooking, and Tweeting are the main sources of communication for a vast majority of young adults. More conversations happen through these means than in person, which leaves little to talk about when together. To miss a partner is almost obsolete since video chatting is a common cell phone capability now, but to miss a partner every so often is another important aspect of a successful relationship. A person can still miss another if they contact each other constantly, but it’s not the same longing as it used to be just a few years ago.
What about the couples that only communicate through technology and never meet in person? Well these types of relationships are fairly new to the world and they usually aren’t honest. Most often, one of the people in the relationship are catfished, or completely lied to about things as important as gender and personality. Basically on the internet people can be who they want to be and get the attention they crave. Apparently lying to people to get into relationships online is popular. Most of these cases can be broken down to a self-esteem issue gone wild.
Technology and gadgets make connecting with people easier, but can obviously make having a true connection harder. A true connection is what lasting relationships thrive upon. The way people are communicating and connecting is changing rapidly and only the strong relationships will survive.