Computers causing stressful relationships
Time spent hunkering over a display and tapping away at a keyboard or a screen could be hurting your relationship, a new study suggests.
According to the survey comissioned by Crucial.com, about 41 per cent of U.S. adults in a relationship say using a computer causes stress in their relationships. And it's not just the stereotypical geeky men causing the stress - the survey says women are at fault too.
Between the sexes, it's women who are more often than not stressed out by their computers during a six-month period before the study took place.
In case you were wondering, Crucial.com sells RAM for computers. So it's intruiging that they would kinda infer that part of their products are to blame.
Dr. John Gray, author of relationship help book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" says: "We're living in a world where most people spend more time with a computer on a daily basis than they do with their spouse or significant other."
So what would be more stressful - a slow computer or a fight with a spouse/signficiant other? The computer, apparently.
Slow programs, crashes and other mishaps are generally more aggrevating than a verbal disagreement, it seems.
Let's be honest though - would a slow computer cause stress in your relationship? Would you upgrade your comptuer to have a better relationship?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gaadgets