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Study: your devices could be ruining your relationship

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A new study finds that using your cell phone excessively might be putting a damper on your love life.

The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor University and published in Computers in Human Behavior, surveying close to 500 adults on the subject.

Primary findings say that being "phubbed" (the term used when people use or get distracted by their cellphones while in their partner's company) is a legitimate issue.

Of those polled, 46 percent say they've been phubbed by their significant other. Another 23 percent said the device distraction created conflict in their relationships.

Researchers also found that nearly a third of the study participants reported being depressed at least some of the time.

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