Lori R. Holyfield Attorney at Law

An Advocate Through Life's Transitions

Are You a "Phubber"? Stop It!

Are you - or your partner - glued to a cell phone constantly?  This behavior - known as phone snubbing, or "phubbing" - could be doing significant damage to your relationship, and it could even lead to depression!  A recent study at Baylor University demonstrated that excessive cell phone usage, and dependence on your cell phone, causes your relationship to suffer and makes YOU (yes, you, the cell phone user) more likely to be depressed.

I'll admit it: I'm guilty.  I'm not great at disconnecting from my job and my clients when I get home from work, and I spend too much time on Facebook and mindlessly reading blogs.  Meanwhile, I'm robbing my husband and children (and myself!) of the opportunity for meaningful, real, face-to-face interaction.  It's a crying shame!

The message is as follows: PUT. THE. PHONE. DOWN.  It just might save your marriage.


Lori R. Holyfield focuses her practice in divorce and family law and serves Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette Counties in southwest Tennessee.

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