SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Snubbing your partner by using a cell phone could be damaging your relationship, and leading to depression.

Baylor University researchers released a study on the act called “Pphubbing,” or snubbing your partner by using a cell phone.

“Partner phubbing (Pphubbing) can be best understood as the extent to which an individual uses or is distracted by his/her cell phone while in the company of his/her relationship partner,” the study’s abstract states.

James A. Roberts and Meredith E. David published the study, which found that partner phubbing had a negative impact on relationship satisfaction, and “was found to indirectly impact life satisfaction and depression.”


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