Surveys indicate that in almost half of all marriages, one partner secretly checks on their partner’s phone calls, emails, or text messages. Nearly 3 out of every 4 say they would spy on their partner if they had reason to. Women are slightly more likely to snoop on their partners than men.
Clearly many people don’t think it’s crossing the line to secretly check up on their partner. I’m not so sure that I would snoop into my partner’s personal life, but I might, depending on the circumstances. For example, if I strongly suspect a partner is cheating or that they are withholding important information. But in general I respect my partner’s privacy and think snooping should be a last measure.
How about you? Do you think it’s okay to spy on your partner? Select one response in the poll above and if you would like to, answer the following questions in the comment section:
1.Which response did you choose in the poll and why?
2. Have you ever been spied on by a partner?
3. If you have, what did you think about it? If you have not been spied on, what do you think your reaction would be to it?