Technology – Boon or Bane in a Relationship?

There are times when my husband and I sit in the evenings, busy on our laptops or mobiles. Since both of us enjoy reading, we break our silence to read out little snippets or interesting pieces of information. Thus, technology has enhanced our relationship, instead of taking away from it. How has technology affected your relationship?

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Deepti Menon
June 7, 2017

12 comments

Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
Ankeeta June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Being from two different states, technology played its part in helping me to adjust with my husband as we interacted a lot on phone & sometimes on Facebook messenger during our courtship days. It helped us to know each other better. *p*

Rishav Ray June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

I have always seen the positives of technology. Before marriage, we had to depart to different states for around a year for some reason and technology was all what kept us going. It helped us keep in touch with each other through Skype and other such sites. It is a boon for sure.*p*

Amrita June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Keeping ourselves updated with the world is always a blessing. Open to changes happening around us teach us many things. However, addiction or obsession with it becomes a curse.*p*

DeeptiMenon June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

That's wonderful, Ankeeta! You are an example of how technology has helped strengthen your relationship! *p*

DeeptiMenon June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

I agree with you a hundred percent, Amrita. Technology can be a good friend, if used judiciously.  However, the moment it turns into an addiction, it can turn into your biggest enemy.*p*

DeeptiMenon June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Rishav, many people feel this way. Technology is a great boon in long distance relationships, with Skype and WhatsApp. Today, the world has become a smaller place through technology.*p*

DeeptiMenon June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Hi Sid, from your comment, it is apparent that, though you have different approaches to technology, you make an effort to spend time together, with or without it. That is a positive, indeed! *p*

DeeptiMenon June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

That, I suppose, is another way of looking at it! Every person has his or her own reasons to use technology. *p*

DeeptiMenon June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

That makes so much sense, Feli! There are pluses and minuses. The trick is to keep the relationship strong and stable by using technology as a diversion, and not as a crutch.*p*

Sid June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Personally, I think it's not helped nor marred it in anyway. Despite being an engineering graduate and being familiar with technology, my wife hasn't really taken to it as much as I would have thought she would. Me on the other hand, is pretty much married to technology on some days. *p*But I think what helps and matters is that I try and restrict usage of it when we are together or doing things together – that way, it helps make sure that technology is not pushing us apart.*p*WE've also done that 'reading little snippets of information' part – it's quite a silence breaker some times.*p*

Tina June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

It has given us ways to seek from another that we do not get from each other…the hard truth, but truth! It's so easy to flirt, get attention out there *p*

Feli Ann Rodrigues June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Technology has its advantages n disadvantages personally in my relationship. Its definetly informative and news/jokes/informative articles are some topic of discussions in the day between me n my husband. When he is away on business its by means of technology that we don't feel the distance and keep in touch. If we need to home in on buying a new product/need help on a certain topic, medical issues that concern the kids we look towards the internet for advice/information. Although sometimes I personally feel that we spend more time connected to our friends via FB/Whatsapp/chats etc that they know our ever move before our spouses, sometimes they are the first ones to come to our aid and often we tell our friends stuff about our day and eventually forget to tell our spouse the very same…by and by we feel more attached/connected to our friend on the keyboard than the actual person by our side.*p*

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