First watch this. Sometimes when I am at a restaurant, amusement park, zoo, grocery store with my husband this is exactly how I feel. At first it bothered me and I would complain. Then I would just be angry on the inside, which is never a good idea. Later, as my skin grew thicker and I grew more bitter I would just start checking Facebook and Twitter over and over again until I was at the point of actually being sick of checking up on my 500 plus really good friends. ( yes, some are my true best friends, but most are just folks I have met randomly through life).
Then today I watched this video and realized that although I love John and when we do connect we laugh and have a nice time we have lost something. We cannot talk at a restaurant any longer, we have nothing to talk about it. I have started asking him to turn off his phone, but it is always work, or his family or him playing a damn word on Words with Friends. I mean he is not cheating on me with the phone, but he is alienating me from spending time with him and suddenly unless it is about our kids we have zilch to talk about.
Ugh. Sometimes technology is not a good thing. Sometimes it is a conversation connection wrecker. THIS is WHAT I WANT TO CHANGE!