A key aspect in using technology to promote connection in your relationship is to set ground rules and respect one another’s boundaries. Have a discussion with your partner about how and when technology should be used within your relationship. Here are some questions to help guide you through this process:
- Are there certain moments where it’s okay to be on your phone and others where you expect each other’s full attention?
- Are there shared activities using technology you and your partner will engage in?
- Will you set aside moments that are technology free? If so, when and what will that look like?
Once you set ground rules and boundaries surrounding technology in your relationship, be sure to check-in with one another periodically to see if things need reevaluating. Keep in mind that it’s normal for your boundaries to change over time!
To learn more about setting boundaries in your relationship, check out our blog post titled “Set Appropriate Boundaries.”