STUDY: Your mobile phone Is Ruining Your Relationships Even When You Aren't Using It

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Want to improve your relationships? Then stick your mobile phone in your pocket.A new study from the University of Essex found that people feel less close to each other when a mobile phone is present, even if it isn’t being checked constantly.

Hiding a mobile phone can improve feelings of closeness, trust, and empathy — particularly when trying to have a meaningful conversation, the New York Daily News reported.

We’re so concerned with the outside world these days, people are forgetting who is right in front of them.

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