Four ways a smartphone can improve your relationship

“Around 70% of our participants perceived computers, cell or smartphones, or TV as interfering in their relationship with their partner sometimes or more often.” 

Today, technology is becoming more accessible. There are a numerous ways in which people can stay connected each other (i.e. social media, internet, emails etc.). Yet looking at this in a relationship perspective, could technology have a negative effect on the relationship between you and your partner? TSRs Jeanlucpicard puts together 4 reasons why technology can benefit your relationship instead of looking at the negatives. Here they are:

1) It's easier to stay in contact over Skype

Skype is a great way to stay connected. Whether you're away on holiday or on a business trip, Skype (providing you have internet) lets you video chat for free to another person. This means that you can stop wasting money on international phone calls (we've all had that 'international' bill that leaves us out of pocket for a long time) and log onto Skype to chat with your partner for free. In simple terms? It's like a video chat MSN messenger - and how good was MSN. 

2) You can now use Snapchat to send your smiles

Snapchat can be used in a number of ways, but one of the best things about it, is the function to let someone see a picture for a limited amount of time, knowing they will never see it again (unless of course they screenshot it *sighs*). The main thing I enjoy using Snapchat for is to send funny videos to people that I've taken, but it's also a great app to send snaps to let someone know you're missing them. Although I don't use Snapchat all the time, it's nice every now and then to send a snap to my partner wishing her to have a good day.
 

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3) Use your smartphone apps for Google maps

Your girlfriend suggests you meet at her favourite cocktail bar after work but you don't know how to get there? Bingo - technology saves the day again. With the help of an app like Google Maps it means that you won't have to face the music for being late or 'getting lost'. Maps has saved the day a few times as usually I don't have a clue where anything is...especially in London.

4) It's much easier to stay in contact with your loved ones

Nowadays, a text message is the quickest but most effective way to reach someone, but nothing beats the random text throughout the day. Rule number one with texting however, don't wait until your partner texts you, text them when you feel the urge to do so. This might be over-thinking but you can split texts down into a few different situations, the one you dread the most of course is the "I'm sorry" text. The best texts? "I miss you", "I love you" or what I find works well is the "good morning" or "how was your day". It's all about making your partner feel special. How about dropping your other half a text now? Keep the text short, but make sure it's exciting..
 

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