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My husband is addicted!

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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TO HIS CELL PHONE! I can't stand it. He is on it constantly, every free second he had he's staring at the screen. I know he even watches porn on it! I've told him it bothers me, and he cut back for a bit, but it didn't last long. What do I do?
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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Hottmomma607
by Trica on Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:32 PM
Well keep having an open conversatons about it. Porn and phone is an issue??
lovemercygrace
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:36 PM
Keep talking to him about it, especially if you have an issue with porn. Porn has no place in our marriage, so I am not much help sorry.
RheaF
by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:21 AM
Suggest he get a simpler phone, not a smart phone. I can't stand when all I see are people who are constantly on their phones. They don't realize how much time they are missing with people and the real world. Maybe record how much time he is on it, and show him?

In my marriage porn is adultery, so that would be a deal breaker if he refused to get help for breaking that habit. Just like any addiction, he may need actual help to quit.
FlutterbyMom3
by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:49 AM
Bring it up again.
Greenenvy
by Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Downgrade him to a simpler phone if he can't control it. Before that though take a couple of weeks to gently point out everytime he is on it and it is bothering you. Now if you're busy doing other stuff or it isn't bothering you then don't mention it that time but if it is bugging you then bring it up in the moment, gently, in a non-nagging way.

Sassymama7
by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 11:13 AM
I'm in the same boat. My DH and I argue about this all the time. I feel like I can't get his undivided attention to save my life. Sometimes I would be talking to him and he would pick up his phone and wouldn't heart shit I was saying to him because of his stupid phone. I finally got tired of it and I decided to do the exact same thing as him for a few days. I drove him crazy. I was constantly on my phone. He finally say how it was that I feel and now after a certain time he leaves his phone upstairs.
jmlmomma
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM

The only thing YOU can do is tell him how you feel. after that he's a grown man..he has to decide what HE will do about it. You live with it or NOT.

AnGLInterrupted
by Kendall on Feb. 6, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Mine too, but he has two cell phones.  One is for work, one is for personal.  He's on both constantly.

Serenity7
by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

 There is nothing you can do about it. It is up to him to change his behavior

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 3:46 PM

All you really can do is keep mentioning it as the need arrises.   He might not have realized how quickly he went back to it.  Also, be sure to be openly appreciative/thankful the times he's not on it or puts it down.  Positive feedback can be pretty powerful.

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