Tuesday, 22 January 2013
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and a half, things are great. We have a 9 year gap between us (he's 34 and I'm 43), and he's a responsible, mature guy. I don't see the age difference between us, or maybe I should say the only time I see a difference in age is when he's constantly checking his iPhone, emails, Facebook, MSN, the news, etc. He wakes up in the morning with the iPhone, grabs it and checks the news, then he goes to the bathroom with it, takes it to the gym, and at the table when we are eating.
At the movies the other day, he kept it in his hand for about an hour because a friend was calling him and he didn't want it to ring, so he would stop the ringing by pressing decline when his friend would call back. He brings it in the living room at night, and even in bed. If after a few minutes he doesn't see his iPhone next to him, it's almost as if he gets into a panic mode and asks, "Where is my iPhone?" Why won't he just shut it off?
We went on a three week vacation to Florida. The thing is, he would wake up checking it, then eat breakfast and then check it at the same time once again. Even if we went for a walk, once we would come back, he would check it again. After that, if we would do an activity, he would come home and go straight to the bedroom and lie in bed and check emails, Facebook, MSN, etc. he even checks out videos about trivial things and people. I could go on, but you get the picture I'm sure.
I tried talking to him about it, but he says that it's his problem. However, I told him it's mine also, because he's obsessed and can't live without it for 15 minutes. That bothers me.
How can I deal with this? I need your help!