Would love to hear your thoughts on this...
I was thinking recently that perhaps one of the reasons the divorce rate in this country has steadily increased to almost 50% of all marriages may be related to the increase in technology and this pervasive belief that everyone needs to know everything about everyone else at all times. Think about it... when our grandparents got married 50-60 years ago, it was common for the husband to go out on sales trips for weeks during which time he and his wife wouldn't speak at all! Nowadays, if a husband and wife don't check in with each other multiple times via facebook, twitter, text messages, voicemails, emails etc. then it's assumed that something is wrong! Additionally, because of all of this, it is WAY too easy to snoop and to find out things that may very well be left unknown. [CONT]
Answer by Zoeyis at 2:41 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by geminilove at 2:42 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by Jademom07 at 2:44 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by anng.atlanta at 2:45 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
I think you have an interesting theory. Although I am still young, I have always felt that technology has gone over board. We don't need television anymore because of the computer and cell phones. Not to mention nanny cams that can be disguised as anything. I can see where some marriages are destroyed because of technology. Not only because a person can check on the other every five minutes or feels that they have to check on the other, but because so much time is actually spent using these devices. There are people who spend hours a day on their computer, PDA, blackberry, IPhone, etc, and they don't spend the necessary time communicating with their significant other. I think you have a good idea.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 3:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by bjane01 at 3:02 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 3:30 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
Next question overall
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