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Electronic dependence hurting human relationships

A recent survey found 60 percent U.S. smartphone users don't go more than hour without checking their gadgets, while some studies are now pointing toward the ramification that these devices are hurting our relationships.
“Humans are wired for direct connection with each other," said Julie Hanks, director of Wasatch Family Therapy.
Hanks says texting and scrolling must not get in the way of that.
“We need touch and face-to-face communication," she said. "That needs to take priority.”
But smartphone users start feeling really guilty, Hanks stresses that technology isn’t bad — it’s change.
“Don’t make assumptions ...


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