Being on phone

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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310 posts
Helper bee

Not sure I’m much help but I’ve been there before and damn it’s so annoying! I used to go visit my friend back home (about an hour drive), she was my bestie from high school, and every time we would grab coffee/lunch she would be constantly texting. To the point where our conversation would drop and I’d be sitting at the table in silence waiting for her attention to come back to reality. I tried the roundabout sayings like you but I just felt awkward. 

I ended up just pulling back from this friend and she never made an effort going forward after that and the friendship died. I felt like I was making all the effort anyway so it wasn’t much of a loss. I’d be cautious about this friend and if they really value your company. At 35 she obviously knows better but it may just be that the people she is texting are more important. Idk. I hope that doesn’t sound mean but you’re better off finding friends that reciprocate effort.

Post # 4
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I hate this too. Say something. “I have always enjoyed our time together but now it doesn’t even feel like we are together because you are always on your phone. “

Post # 5
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680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

You could always try the more concerned approach! Next time she uses her phone, say something like “Sorry, is this a bad time for you?” And when she says no, why? You could say “You’re just taking a lot of calls right now. I assumed something was up! If you’re too busy for this we could always reschedule!” And see if she gets the hint that way?

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