01-17-09 03:32 PM
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  1. jskssmith's Avatar
    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.
    01-16-09 07:30 PM
  2. teal's Avatar
    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?
    01-16-09 07:39 PM
  3. francscrackin's Avatar
    Dude needs to Man-up. It's only a phone,I don't care who makes it,your wife and family come first.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by francscrackin; 01-16-09 at 07:48 PM.
    01-16-09 07:41 PM
  4. Morganizer's Avatar
    A very common sentiment among non-BB addict spouses...
    01-16-09 07:56 PM
  5. BrianW2007's Avatar
    It's more of the website than the phone.. haha
    01-16-09 07:57 PM
  6. JORB's Avatar
    My girlfriend says I'm on my BB too much but I learn to not use it as much as I do and not get on the computer as much as I do when I'm with her so we both can compromise.
    01-16-09 08:06 PM
  7. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    My Fiance is cool about my BB, but i never let it get in the way of us...
    01-16-09 08:09 PM
  8. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Humor of the OP aside, I will never understand how or why a phone
    even constitutes a problem in a relationship.
    01-16-09 08:19 PM
  9. drs155's Avatar
    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......
    01-17-09 09:32 AM
  10. FollowMeSoccer's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-09 09:39 AM
  11. Iceman's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-09 09:40 AM
  12. tmv112's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-09 09:44 AM
  13. Misslady77's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-09 09:54 AM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    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.


    01-17-09 09:59 AM
  15. GregMargie's Avatar
    Spouse/family comes first over anything.
    01-17-09 10:09 AM
  16. Chrisy's Avatar
    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!
    Last edited by chrisy520; 01-17-09 at 10:14 AM.
    01-17-09 10:10 AM
  17. Prosqtor's Avatar
    Get your own Blackberry and then you two lovebirds can text and BBM across the room! Put the kids on BBM and meaningful family conversations are sure to follow!
    01-17-09 10:21 AM
  18. MCAP's Avatar
    My wife gets mad because I am always on my Storm and this site. She messes around with Facebook, told her this is my version of Facebook! She needs to deal with it...I am the boss, LOL
    01-17-09 10:24 AM
  19. jcfd2201's Avatar
    My wife is going to get a BB logo tattoo in hopes that I will play with her as much as I play with my BB!
    01-17-09 10:39 AM
  20. cmorty72's Avatar
    Communication is key to any relationship.
    My wife and me have a very good understanding when it comes to my gadgets and car events... as do I when it comes to her going out with her lady friends.

    I just think that maybe you both need to come together on mutual interest.
    But then again.. I'm no Dr. Phil, but I've been told that I've got a pretty good "bartender's mentality".
    01-17-09 11:15 AM
  21. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-09 11:43 AM
  22. ninja please's Avatar
    welcome to technology
    01-17-09 11:44 AM
  23. readingteacher05's Avatar
    Hubbie has a blackberry and still can't stand it when I am using my blackberry! Sometimes he even hides my blackberry!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-17-09 11:48 AM
  24. TeslaTwain1's Avatar
    If its not one thing; Its another!
    01-17-09 11:52 AM
  25. Mamaluka's Avatar
    Tonight, tape his blackberry to your **** and see what he grabs for.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-17-09 11:56 AM
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