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My Boyfriend Is Always On His Phone! Why?

Are you at a point where you think the easiest way to get your boyfriend off the phone is to simply destroy the thing entirely?

If so, you’re in the perfect place!

In this short article, we’ll be giving you a few tips on how you might be able to get him off his phone without any damage (to his phone, that is- he may be in more trouble).

I think you’d agree that these days, smartphone addiction is becoming a real problem.

(And we don’t mean in the Mobile Tech Addicts way.)

Everyone is constantly distracted, and it seems like we’re just glued to our devices.

Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Just a symptom of the times?

We don’t know that anyone knows the answers to these questions for sure, but we do want to do our best to address them!

What we can all agree on is that if you think that your boyfriend is spending too much time on his phone, IT’S A PROBLEM that needs to be fixed.

Keep on reading to find out how your boyfriend’s cell phone use may be affecting your relationship, and how you can get him to finally put it down!

Why Your Boyfriend’s Smartphone Bad Habits Bother You

woman spying on her boyfriend's phone

If you’re in a relationship with someone, it’s natural to want to feel like you’re a priority in their life.

So if your boyfriend is always on his phone, it can feel like he’s putting something else ahead of you.

Maybe he’s always texting or checking social media (“I gotta get my Snapchat Scores up, babe”), or perhaps he’s just really into his gaming.

And though you don’t want to think about the possibility, there may be something more suspicious going on. Heart-shaped notifications, anyone?

Either way, who wants to compete for attention with a phone?!

Let’s look at the reasons why you should care if your boyfriend is always on his phone:

  • First of all, it could be a sign that he’s not interested in you, or that he’s bored with the relationship.

  • Secondly, it can be a major distraction from quality time together.

  • Thirdly, it can create tension and arguments if you feel like you’re always competing for his attention.

Of course, it’s important to remember that everyone has different communication styles and needs. Some people are more independent and need more alone time than others.

So it’s possible that your boyfriend is just an independent person who doesn’t feel the need to be constantly attached to you.

Still, it can’t hurt to talk to your boyfriend about how you’re feeling!

If he’s always on his phone, see if he’s willing to put it away more when he’s around you.

If he’s not willing to make that change, it might be a red flag that he’s not as invested in the relationship as you are.

However, don’t let this get into your head, as we are here to fix this problem rather than run away!

How Can I Get My Boyfriend Off His Phone?

couple taking a selfie together

If your boyfriend is addicted to his phone, it can be a real challenge to get his attention.

Here are a few tips on how to handle his phone fascination:

  1. As previously mentioned, try to talk to him about it!

    Discuss your concerns, and let him know how it makes you feel. Explain why you feel it’s important for him to spend less time on his phone and more time with you.

    If he really cares about your thoughts and feelings, he’ll listen and take it all into account!

  2. Help him find other worthwhile and fun things to do. Suggest activities that don’t involve phones or screens!

    Plan fun date nights or weekends away where you can disconnect from technology and focus on each other.

  3. Establish limits on phone use. Agree on a time limit for phone use each day, and stick to it. This will help him balance his phone use with other activities.

  4. Be understanding. Addictions and dependencies can be difficult to overcome, so try to be supportive and understanding.

  5. Finally, let’s be real: If NOTHING works, you may need to seek professional assistance!

    If his phone addiction is impacting your relationship or his life in a negative way, be open with him that he may need to get professional help to overcome it successfully.

If he’s still not interested in getting off his phone, you could try setting a rule where he has to put his phone away for certain periods of time, like during meals or when you’re spending time together.

Always remember that in relationships compromise is key; don’t settle for putting your head into the sand just because he’s not ready to compromise. Stand your ground!

To Wrap Things Up

couple smiling while looking on a phone

I know that if you’re reading this, you probably have a boyfriend that you think is addicted to his phone.

It can be a frustrating thing, especially if he’s neglecting you or spending more time on it than he is with you.

Before you jump to conclusions, try having a real talk with him about it!

He may not realize how often he’s on his phone, and may be happy to hear that you care about him and your relationship.

If he’s not interested, then you may need to talk about how to make the relationship work for you and your needs.

Finally, if all else fails, you could always try breaking his phone (please don’t)!

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