Should we give our user name and password to our partner?
September 3, 2009 3:43am CST
Should we give our personal email and social network site's user name and password to our partner? Please explain why we should or shouldn't give it to our partner..
• United States
11 Sep 09
Hello, my feelings are it is my business only. I don't demand to know what his password is. He had a life before me and I had a life before him too. I don't want him to loose his existence nor does he want me to loose mine either.Nothing worse than an untrusting partner. If he or I is so unsure of our relationship then we shouldn't be in it then.
• United States
5 Sep 09
YES!! If you say that you shouldn't, you obviously have something to hide. My boyfriend knows my username and password to everything of mine... my myspace, facebook, email, yahoo, and every other thing that I might have come across. He never checks them, but if he ever did, I sure wouldn't mind. There's nothing wrong with being completely open and honest with your significant other.
30 Mar 10
I dont think its a case of having something to hide. Some people just value their privacy more than others. The fact that I am in a relationship doesn't mean I dont want to maintain some degree of privacy. I agree there's nothing wrong with being completely honest and open but, giving another person access to all areas of our lives is a free choice - right for some, wrong for others.
31 Mar 10
I honestly believe if you have nothing to hide there shouldnt be a big deal. I wouldnt say to go out and give your user name and password to anyone and everyone you met lol... however if you are in a steady relationship with someone, and you trust that person, you should be be abble to trust them with that aswell..
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Mar 10
HI Mimsstuffs, Welcome to Mylot friend! I fully entrusted all my online accounts and passwords to my husband and he too. we trust each other so much that we don't have any problem sharing our passwords with each other. anything happens to me, at least my husband can claim my earnings.
26 Mar 10
I think we shouldn't. It is not because I don't trust her. I just don't want to have a fight with her. Usually it cause by jealousy. Sometimes she asked me, why don't I give her my username and password? Then I just say to avoid from a fight. Then she said there must be something inside my mails or in my social networks. Then I told her, I can open it up for you to check but it is impossible for me to give you my username and password.
24 Mar 10
Before I used to think that it is okay to give your password to your partner but now I don't think that it's safe to give out your personal information because after all the trust I gave my former partner, he hacked all my accounts and used it against me. I am even thankful with my present partner because he was able to retrieve all my accounts. It was all a learning experience for me. Currently, our password are already saved in the pc and I trust my partner now when it comes to my personal stuffs.
3 Sep 09
Not so long ago i was in an abusive relationship and he forced me to tell him all the passwords and things. He hacked 2 of my msn accounts, changed the passwords and wouldnt tell me what they were. He deleted 1 of my social network sites, said "I didnt need it" and the other one, i couldnt remember the password plus he had the email address that it was for so he would have been getting all my notifications and stuff. In a normal relationship however, this is difficult! On the one hand, you should trust each other! Your partner shouldnt feel the need to "check up on your actions and who you're talking to" if they are wanting your password for this purpose then i think you shouldnt give them it under any circumstances! If you want to prove anything to them, you should sign in and let them see, but dont give away the password in the first place. On the other, you should be open enough with each other than it doesnt matter if they have it or not. If its just a simple case of they are signing in for you to check something, or a genuine reason why they need it then yeah i think you should tell them it! You can always change the password again i guess. If you trust the person 100% and their intentions are honest then yeah, let them have it but keep and eye on things to make sure they arnt doing anything they shouldnt be! If you know they are going to be up to no good and their intentions are bad, then dont do it!!
3 Sep 09
I remember to have been in such a situation where I got some problems about this with my boyfriend when he asked me my password and user name so at first I was a bit reluctant but then when he started suspecting me then I had to give him everything about the password and username because I have nothing to hide from him even now I tell him everything because I do not hide him anything.