Beating the BlackBerry

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oooohwowo.gifWe’ve all been there (well, the majority, I’m sure). Significant others who’ve grown tiresome of our constant type-typing on our devices, trying to figure out a way to take our hands off the keys and on to them (or maybe finally making that spice rack – I’ll get there, kiddo). One member of the enemy has journaled their trials over at the Lansing State Journal in an article called “Breaking the BlackBerry addiction”. The columnist suggests three ways to ween your partner off of their device ever so slightly – anyone have any tips for her?

PLAN 1: NO CRACK IN THE BEDROOM

This was suggested by many couples as the perfect solution (one even named her husband’s BlackBerry Rochelle, since it has unfortunately become his “other woman”).

PLAN 2: OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

Suggested by my husband, this plan was that he would put BB on the bookshelf by the entryway (of our 450-square-foot apartment) so that he wouldn’t be distracted by the red flashing light that indicates an incoming message.

PLAN 3: DESIGNATED HOURS TO INDULGE

I don’t like the idea of being a drill sergeant for my husband. I’m not a neat freak. I don’t consider myself incredibly needy. But I do like some one-on-one time. Even if we’re watching TV together, it’s nice to share something that’s funny … and not have to repeat it to a distracted husband who was typing an e-mail (or worse, trying to beat his record at BrickBreaker, the silly game that comes standard on BlackBerries).

Check out her verdict here.