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Counseling On Demand

Apr 20, 2018

You've been in a restaurant and noticed your spouse totally disconnected.  Maybe you've seen people that should be connected, but they're totally not.  Their face is down in a device.

Letting a device interrupt a moment sends a message of rejection.

Even if you think you're paying attention and even if you can talk back to the person, the message is that whatever you're engaged in on your device is more important than the person standing right with them.

Much of conversation is non-verbal.  Eye contact and other things are important in good communication.

Time flies while you're getting nothing done.

Our brain doesn't have a good way to assess how long we've been on a device.

Finish what you're doing after... not first... not during.

Finish what you're doing on your phone later.  Put the device down.  Lift your head up and pay attention.

If you do text, use these rules:

Text affirmation

Text appreciation

Text anticipation

Counseling on Demand offers expert level family and marriage counseling.  We all know that raising children and maintaining relationships can be tough.  Whether you're dealing with divorce, separation, abuse, or are just trying to get your family running at top speed, these episodes are invaluable. 

Counseling on Demand is helpful for keeping your mental health strong.  There is also great information for dealing with depression.  You can find Fred Riley him at Riley Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling