Tag: Technology

May 20, 2015

Power Off (and On) to Empower Your Relationship By Rebecca Moravec, LPC “Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it” Rollo May, The Cry for Myth It is 8:00 p.m. My husband and I are settled in on the couch with the TV on. He is searching e-bay for who knows what on his Mac Book and I am scrolling through instagram on my smart phone. We are connected to so many devices and yet, we are obviously not connected to one another in this moment. This isn’t a new revelation—the idea that technology is causing us to walk around like zombies as we live in a virtual world. We know it…and yet we stay glued to our screens. So what do we do? When is it time to power off? And can we use technology to connect with our partners? Here are some ideas: Power OFF: 1.) Power off at meal times. Sharing a meal together is a great time to catch up on each others day. Put all devices away—sit at a table if you can—and tell each other the highs and lows of the day. It is important for you to know what is going on in your partners every day life! 2.) Power off when you get into bed. You don’t need to scroll through facebook or check your email that one last time. Put your devices away and spend some time cuddling….who knows where it might lead! 3.) Power off while you are watching a movie. Allow yourself to fully engage in a movie (or show) so that you aren’t asking your

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