In the end, the researchers determined through extensive survey data that p-phubbing your partner can play a measurable role in creating conflict, and accelerating the ultimate demise of relationships, particularly in couples that already have anxiety, jealousy, and separation issues. And, p-phubbed men and women feel less romantically satisfied, and happy, overall.
So the next time you are hanging out with your partner, eating dinner, Netflix and 'chilling,' or whatever else, try to keep your eyes on the prize, and off your iPhone. Your relationship may depend on it.
On the other hand, if you are trying to break it off with your mate, and don't have the cojones to go through with it -- take a lesson from my two weirdo friends, and just whip out your phone, and start texting mid-coitus.