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Computers and Heartache [Infographic]

You’re obviously reading this on a computer or perhaps a smartphone. Did you know that computers are breaking our hearts? In a recent survey, 41 percent say that time spent on a computer (either by themselves or a significant other) is a cause for stress. Additionally, 18 percent indicate that their computer has caused more frustration more frequently than their significant other or spouse.

A surprising percentage of people agree time spent on a computer is causing stress in their relationships—45 percent of males and 37 percent of females. Dr. John Gray, relationship expert and author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, has voiced his observation that computers and technology have become a more common source of relationship tension. Of those surveyed, 27 percent say their spouse spends too much time on the computer. Also, 21 percent say that their computer problems (slowness, crashes, freezing) are more stressful than an argument.

This fascinating survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of from November 30 – December 4 among 2,691adults ages 18 and older. To learn more about computers and relationship stress, check out the infographic below.

Are Computers Breaking Our Hearts?