To my companion,

As you can imagine writing a letter like this is quite emotional for me. I’m sorry that I don’t have the courage to spill my guts to your face, but our connection is so strong that I feared I couldn’t articulate my feelings accurately.

So here it goes…

While I value our relationship greatly, I feel over the past couple years it is becoming unhealthy. We never leave each other’s side anymore. No matter where I am or where work takes me, you are there. And you waste no time luring me in to spending hours together.

I can’t take it anymore. I feel like we have gone too far. My focus has become just about you and me. I find myself ignoring my kids because of you. My wife has now caught me several times not listening to her because I was simply just taken by you. The rest of the world shuts down when we are together. I am afraid that I have become addicted to you.

I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do this to my family. They need their father and husband back.

It’s time we take a break. Now obviously I will need you for many things, but I intend to only interact with you when I NEED to.

Please understand iPhone that I have come to the conclusion that it is my fault. While you are attractive, informative, and schedule my life, really it’s my fault. I know now that I am not strong enough to resist you.

I’m sorry that it has come to this. I want my family back. I want my life back. I want to go back to keeping focused in conversations. I want to be engaged into this world.

I trust you understand. You will always be my iPhone. But you will be just that, a smartphone that will only be used when NEEDED.