Generally speaking I love technology. I play video games - on consoles, PC, and phone, I completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology online, and my practice is open to using Skype and other web-telecommunications for reaching clients at a distance. There is a line, though, that people need to identify for themselves in how technology is going to be used especially in the forum of the relationship.
Psychology Today published an awesome article back in July 2016 called "The New Menage a Trois" talking about how various forms of technology have infiltrated the human relationship. There are some couples who thrive using technology - it enhances their relationship, it gives them something to do together. I can think of a couple of couples in particular who really dive into this deeply and thoroughly enjoy it. Equally, I know of many couples who met online and use the web to stay connected at a distance, meeting periodically for dates in each other's home towns for the face-to-face interaction.
When a relationship is getting rocky, though, technology can destroy what little is left.
There are a handful of major dangers that come with technology that I want to explore here (for some additional insights check out this Psychology Today article from 2010):
If you were looking for a 5-step fix for this, well too bad. It's not that easy. In order to fix some of these issues you will need to discuss them, face-to-face, and set rules for meaningful interaction. If you want help doing that I would be more than happy to set up an appointment. Possibly even online.
In case you were curious, these last few lines were meant to be humorous (and true).
Just a way to get a few thoughts across outside of the office. In this blog you may even find entries that assist in your healing without needing a session