Focus on the Phone

We all multi-task, but it is VERY easy to realize that someone you are talking to on the phone is also doing something else - watching TV, answering email, surfing the web. It makes you feel pretty meaningless, that you are only part of what your phone-mate is thinking about.

When you call your loved one on the phone, turn off all other distractions and focus on THAT PERSON. It really makes a huge difference.