Your partner getting caught up in social media is probably a sign that he is unhappy about something but believes it’s pointless to say anything as he expects to be attacked or his concerns dismissed.Ask him whether he’s fed up and whether he thinks you relationship is in a rut or not. Actually, you do know what the issue might be because he’s mentioned it a hundred times before (but you’ve downgraded or dismissed it).If the phone rang, in the past, it was most probably a close friend or someone calling to arrange a social event (like a match in a golf tournament).
If the canary died, it signalled the need for a quick exit.
There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to smartphone etiquette but what gets our attention is what thrives.
Think about what message you are giving to each other if you routinely put interacting with others on your phone over your relationship.
If you’re still at a loss, discuss whether the kids take up too much of your time and the state of your sex life.
Ultimately, it is better to try and solve the root causes – before they tip over into more dangerous behaviours – than get diverted into discussing is texting another woman cheating.