Computer: A Boon Or A Bane

If you are not catching your fav reality show on TV, then you are hooked onto the comp, chatting or surfing the net. You are willing to spend almost 12 hours a month fixing a problem on your computer but you have no time for your spouse! You, as in 65% of Americans prefer the computer to their spouse. I’m not saying it. This disturbing news stems from a research and study done by Kelton Research on behalf of SupportSoft. And whether we like it or not that our spouses prefer their horrible computers to us! Earlier women would complain about the television time eating into their relationship with their husbands, but now with more and more household getting dependent on the comp, people are getting sucked into lure of this gadget. The Kelton Research study also states that 84 percent of Americans say they are more dependent on their home computer now than they were three years ago. With this increased time spent with the computer, about 52% of American feel anger, sadness, or alienation when confronted with computer problems and spend at an average 12 hours a month trying to fix it.

“As computers become increasingly pervasive in our lives, our relationships with them can begin to seem almost as important as a relationship with a significant other. When problems then occur with the computer, it often leaves people feeling frustrated or helpless,” says Dr. Robi Ludwig, renowned psychotherapist and host of the reality series One Week to Save a Marriage on cable channel TLC.

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