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Continued: Digital devices cutting into our relationships

  • Article by: , McClatchy News Service
  • Last update: February 14, 2013 - 8:47 AM

We spend about 2.8 hours a day watching TV, roughly half of our leisure time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many women claim to be “sports widows” for the duration of football, basketball and/or baseball season. And women can just as easily get lost in the tangles of television: dramas, sitcoms, talk shows, soap operas and reality shows.

Multitasking

It is especially difficult to witness your partner “cheating” on you with multiple technologies at once. The amount of time spent watching TV while simultaneously surfing the Internet grew 34.5 percent in 2009. When you indulge in multiple forms of technology at once, the opportunities to connect with your partner are even more remote.

 

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