There are few things more irritating at the movies than seeing someone’s phone screen light up in the middle of the dark theater.
For the most part, there is still a social contract that says everyone puts their phones away for the duration of a movie in theaters.
It can be distracting for others, plus our brains can only focus on one thing at a time and you can’t pause or rewind what you’re watching on the big screen.
By that logic, what if you treated date nights or face-to-face conversations with your partner as the feature presentation?
Be intentional about your time together. Give them the same courtesy you would offer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and put your phone away.
- Why You Should Put Your Phone Away
- How Your Smartphone Might Sabotage Your Relationship
- How to Find the Time and Space to Disconnect with Care and Grace
The Relationship Minute from The Gottman Institute, dated 19 November 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.