What the Phub? Phone Snubbing is Killing Relationships

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WACO, TEXAS -- An ode to technology. All in all, it looks to be making things easier for us. But when it comes to relationships, it may be doing the opposite -- especially when it comes to smartphones.

Phone Snubbing is Killing Relationships!

Phone Snubbing is Killing Relationships!

Insert phubbing, or phone snubbing. Haven't heard of it? Well, it's described as the extent to which people use or are distracted by their cellphones while in the company of their significant other.

Now, it's probably safe to say we've all been a little guilty of the crime. And according to a study done at Baylor University, over 46% of participants recall being snubb-a-dub-dubbed. Over 22% said it caused issues in their relationships.

And get this, about 36% of the participants said phone snubbing made them depressed at some point.


Hey, moral of the story, give your phone a break and pay more attention to your partner. You don't want to phub-up your relationship, do you?

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