This seems to be the message Reuters reports today when it says that cell phones might be harming your family life.
The round-the-clock availability that cell phones and pagers have brought to people's lives may be taking a toll on family life, a new study suggests.
The study, which followed more than 1,300 adults over 2 years, found that those who consistently used a mobile phone or pager throughout the study period were more likely to report negative "spillover" between work and home life --- and, in turn, less satisfaction with their family life.
Spillover essentially means that the line between work and home begins to blur. Work life may invade home life --- when a parent is taking job-related calls at home, for instance --- or household issues may start to take up work time.
[Reuters Health, 05 Jan 2006]
Do you agree?