I should use a sharpie to draw two eyes and a mouth on my husband's balding head while he is sleeping. That way when we are at home or out on a date I can pretend he is listening to me when I am talking. My grown boys hate the device as well. It does not foster the communication a close knit family or marriage needs and requires.
Yeah, my grown children got annoyed with me as I was using my BB during word games and etc. :>) I now use my Curve as only a cell phone during family gatherings and only answer personal calls during those times.
I am not a Doctor Phil but does your husband know your feelings?
My exwife HATED it, my current girlfriend tolerates but does not understand it.....but my sons (ages 10 and 8) already want their own berries and my five month old loves to watch his Hamster dance and other kids youtube videos on the go with mine. Definitely raising addicts of my own......
Honestly, you need to talk to him about it. Blackberries should make him be more available to you, not the other way around. (Yes, we all know that a blackberry does more than e-mail and calls - but those other uses should be used when you have free time. Not family time.)
I love my blackberry, but I love my family and girlfriend more. Talk to him or the problem will get worse.
If a spouse or any other significant other has a problem with a phone then they have other issues they should be worrying about. I know they are called "crackberries" for a reason, but thas taking it a lil too far.
Tough call---best thing to do is talk to him--although it's an addiction, i'm sure he can overcome it with the correct rehab option. Would you rather him be addicted to porn? or Crack? I know it can be frustrating at times and annoying, but just relax and realize it could be a lot worse of an addiction.
My husband bought the storm as a Christmas gift for me. I think it was so I would have something to do while he is watching basketball. I thought it was a good idea, and yes I do tune him out sometimes while playing with it. He understands I love gadgets and I understand that he enjoys bragging to his friends/co-workers about buying his wife a storm.
I'm not Dr. Love, but it honestly sounds like there is more to him using his blackberry all the time. Like AG stated (and now in my own words), it's not the phone.
No offense and not saying that he is doing something either, but maybe it is something he isn't receiving that is leading him to be on the phone.
I say that because with my previous g/f, I was on the PC/wireless all the time and with the one that came after her, I realize I didn't even think about my phone until it rings from someone important. I then realized it was because the previous g/f was BORING. For you it may be something else, hopefully it isn't the same as my scenario.
right. it's not the phone's fault. that's obvious. you need to talk with him instead of blaming the phone or posting this here...i used to be on my phone a lot more (my env) when i wanted to escape and not be present.
getting things out in the open seems to be the best way! good luck!
People, forget all the Dr Phil and Dear Abby advice. It really is
very simple. Are you tied to technology or tied to people.
17 years of marriage and I can attest that there is no technology
that will come between me and my wife (and I am as geeky as they
come). I love talking to my wife and if my phone exploded I would
not care less. When I am with the kids, they are all that matter.
Maybe it is my age and experience, but I just don't get this this
"My friends, loved ones etc are jealous of my phone" BS. Grow
up y'all. I'd rather be happily married with the love of a good
woman and 3 truly amazing kids than be consumed by some
inane text, BBM, or email from someone.
There is no phone addiction, just immature people that need an
excuse for not "manning" or "(wo)manning" up and dealing with
the truly important things.
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