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candypants Posts: 8575
I heard this on the news maybe last week. They were saying that relationships breakdown and so much of the time now is because of spending to much time on the internet? What do you think? Do you use the internet to much? Do you comunicate less with your OH because of it? I didnt think much when i heard it first till i noticed the other day, for about an hour straight i was on the laptop, and OH was on his work one, and we barely spoke the whole hour, and thought, we need to snap out of this. Then we went out for a meal and a couple across a few tables were both on there mobiles for 75% of the time they were there barely communicating with each other.
HippyChic Posts: 1812
I think they can, if you let it happen, but the same could be said about anything! 90% of the time I'm online my OH isn't here in the house, the other 10% that he is it's 'cos I'm showing him something I found online that I thought he'd find funny or interesting, or we're watching porn >:o) :o0 I find the tv the worst conversation killer in our house, my OH hates people talking during movies/tv shows so if we watch tv it's conversations on ad breaks only or he'll get all huffy and pause the tv, does my head in sometimes! :action34
Mari yay Posts: 4045
We have often sat here each on a laptop for an hour or more, and sometimes we have to catch ourselves and just put them away!!
MrsBuck Posts: 846
I used to be glued to the laptop in the evening when we were planning the wedding, i had to make a concious effort to log off. Now i generally only browse the internet on nights like this when im home alone!
Mari yay Posts: 4045
[quote="MrsBuck":2tninvos]I used to be glued to the laptop in the evening when we were planning the wedding, i had to make a concious effort to log off. Now i generally only browse the internet on nights like this when im home alone![/quote:2tninvos] Oh I hope it is just the wedding planning, jaysus will I have to TALK to him when the wedding is over?!?!?! :eek
im waiting Posts: 2727
I reckon its correct alright. My DH is terrible come evening time. Its TV ALL evening. I have said on manys an occasion that we should turn off the tv in the evenings as we don't get to talk. He has agreed majoriy of the time and then others he tells me not to be silly. So in the last few months I am on the laptop and he is watching tv or asleep. I kind of feel thiers no point telling him to turn off the tv because its his "chill out time", "tune out time" because he works all day blah blah blah. Tonight would have been perfect as we got a dvd out to watch with dd but here I am on the laptop :-8 ........oops!!!! From tomorrow we will be turning off the tv if their is nothing worth watching....which is every night anyway edited to add: Whenever I want to tell him something while he is watching tv....he always pauses it first O:| so so so rude!!!!! We both need a kick up the ass
MrsBuck Posts: 846
[quote="MrsSG":1mosrai8][quote="MrsBuck":1mosrai8]I used to be glued to the laptop in the evening when we were planning the wedding, i had to make a concious effort to log off. Now i generally only browse the internet on nights like this when im home alone![/quote:1mosrai8] Oh I hope it is just the wedding planning, jaysus will I have to TALK to him when the wedding is over?!?!?! :eek[/quote:1mosrai8] Nah, talk is overrated! I was only done with the wedding planning and i started on the baby planning so there'll always be something to google :o0
lucie lu Posts: 760
I'd say it's the same for tv though, as in, I don't believe it is the tv or internet that causes the relationship to suffer, but the individuals attitude towards it. Like I could sit on WOL for a couple of hours one night, but that'd be one night only. If I was doing that every night, I could see that as a problem, same as TV, I don't think it'd be fair if I sat down and watched the soaps EVERY night, but the odd time is perfectly fair. Moderation in anything is fine, but it's remembering that!
candypants Posts: 8575
OT here......but......lucie lu, i would LOVE a sip of that cocktail in your avator :hic
lucie lu Posts: 760
[quote="candypants":adsd4wj3]OT here......but......lucie lu, i would LOVE a sip of that cocktail in your avator :hic[/quote:adsd4wj3] mmm... me too! Wonder what it is>! Now that you've mentioned it, I'm imagining it to be very cold, but not too cold, with just the right amount of cream on top, yum! Also alcohol,too much is bad for the relationship, just the right amount however...perfect..moderation!