Phubbing is the newest phenomena of the cell phone culture and it refers to the bad habit of checking your cell phone when you’re supposed to be fully present to your significant other. A new study says this could be hazardous to your relationship!
The study, which involved 450 people, was conducted by researchers at Baylor University and found that almost half (46 percent) said they were “phubbed” by their partner with 22 percent saying their relationship suffered as a result.
“Phubbing is a portmanteau of the words ‘phone’ and ‘snubbing’ and occurs when your conversation with someone is interrupted by him or her attending to a cellphone or when you are in the presence of another but he uses his cell phone instead of communicating with you,” researchers explain.
Partner phubbing, known as Pphubbing, is the extent to which this behavior occurs between significant others.
“The presence and use of cell…