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12 Reasons to Stop Multitasking Now!
It’s hurting your relationships
“This is an area where I think multitasking has a much bigger effect than most people realize,” says Winch. “A couple is having a serious talk and the wife says ‘Oh, let me just check this message.’ Then the husband gets mad, and then he decides to check his messages, and communication just shuts down.”
One recent study from the University of Essex even shows that just having a cell phone nearby during personal conversationseven if neither of you are using itcan cause friction and trust issues. “Do your relationship a favor and pay your partner some exclusive attention for 10 minutes,” says Winch. “It can make a big difference.”
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