How to Deal with Your Partner’s Social Media Addiction

Most of us have a partner that is addicted to their phone.

They are always on it and seem to be glued to the screen. It can get frustrating when they’re not paying attention or doing what you want them to do.

But don’t worry there are ways for both of you to get your fix without feeling like your partner is neglecting you! In today’s blog post, we will discuss some of those ways.

1) Communicating in an empathetic and nonjudgmental manner.

When you want your partner to take social media breaks, express your feelings rather than make them feel like they are doing something wrong.

You can say “Hey babe, I know you’re addicted to your phone but it really bothers me when we’re spending time together and you’re on it.”

This approach may be more effective than saying “stop always doing that!”

2) Take a walk outside together without phones.

One of the best things you can do is to take a walk outside together. This will help get your partner out of their phone and help you connect with them.

If it’s too cold outside or there’s rain, walking inside at a mall or park is just as good! This can also give you an opportunity to talk about how your partner can reduce their addiction.

3) Turn off the wifi at home.

If there is no wifi or internet access, your partner will probably use their phone less than usual! Unplugging the router and hiding it in a drawer for one day can help because they won’t be able to find it right away.

Maybe even switching locations would get them away from social media more often! Make sure not to use this method all the time and only do it when both of you are busy because that might make them want to go out and look for wifi! It might also cause them anxiety if they’re not used to it.

4) Take turns using phones while together.

This is a good way to limit how much your partner uses their phone. You can take turns using it for a certain amount of time and then switch.

This will help you spend more time together without the distraction of social media.

It also gives you each some time alone!

5) Get an app to monitor phone usage.

There are apps that allow you to see how much time someone is spending on their phone. This can be helpful in figuring out where your partner’s addiction lies.

If they’re spending most of their time on social media, then you might need to talk about why that is and find a solution.

6) set rules and consequences.

If all else fails, you can try setting rules for phone usage.

This could be something like “no phones at the dinner table” or “phones are only allowed in the bedroom at night.”

If your partner breaks the rule, they might have to face a consequence like no phone for the rest of the day or no internet access.

It’s important to remember that addiction is a real thing and your partner might need some help.

Try some of these tips and see if they work for you! If not, don’t be afraid to get professional help. Thanks for reading!

Addiction is a real thing and it’s important to remember that when trying to deal with your partner’s social media addiction.

There are ways to help your partner connect with you without social media, like taking a walk outside or turning off the wifi.

If those methods don’t work, try setting rules and consequences.

Communicating in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner is always key when trying to get your partner to take social media breaks. Thanks for reading!

Sources:

Smartphone Addiction

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/cell-phone-addiction

 

 

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