STAY OFF MY PHONE
by EnRichment Place Clinicians on 06/05/19
It is not uncommon for couples to share passwords and other information between phones. Certainly, it isn't uncommon for one spouse to answer another's phone. Or is it? Many people consider their phone their personal business and aren't too comfortable allowing another party to have open access to it. There is no right or wrong regarding sharing of phones. However, the unhealthy aspects of this dynamic occur when one spouse is checking the phone, whether the other spouse is aware or unaware, for suspicious activity.
If you are an individual who believes you need to check your partner's phone, ask yourself a few questions. Am I checking the phone because I don't trust my partner? Am I just looking for a serious problem to happen in my relationship? Is this about my partner, about me, about my previous relationships? Basically what is this behavior about?
If it's truly due to lack of trust in your current partner, then it is important for you both to look at what dynamics need to be changed for you both to have a healthier relationship experience. Trust is a cornerstone of healthy relationships and it is important to assess where you are and what issues need to be worked on. Remember that help is available to assist you in working through these issues at The EnRichment Place.