Does your spouse have the right to look through your email or is that private?

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  1. ravenlt04 profile image60
    ravenlt04posted 5 years ago

    Wow! I don't think it's a right, but my spouse would say otherwise. It's not right, though. And it says so much....

    Now if the person shares it, that's a different story. We have one joint account which is nice. Maybe that is the better route to go.

  2. Angela Kane profile image71
    Angela Kaneposted 5 years ago

    I personally believe they do not have the right because that is your personal information and you should trust your spouse.

  3. baybpnk profile image83
    baybpnkposted 5 years ago

    I think it is private, but also if you have nothing to hide then why not. When you are married, me becomes we. Always.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago

    If the other person has not given permission for their spouse to look through their private stuff such as their email, it is never Okay to do so.
    I have given my husband permission and I have given him all of my passwords. I have nothing to hide

  5. DChance2 profile image49
    DChance2posted 5 years ago

    I get spammed some times. So, I would not want my spouse to open email that might give away my information to some unknown party claiming to by my friend who needs help coming home from somewhere in the country.

    There could also be people out there claiming to be my lover. I do not have a lover.  However, if it is in my email my husband might think that it is true. I will have to get a divorce because he only believes what other people say about me.

    Please check all the facts if you share everything.

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    Kristyn05posted 5 years ago

    I feel that if there is nothing to hide and trust in the relationship, what is there that shouldn't be seen?

  7. Atul Dahiya profile image80
    Atul Dahiyaposted 5 years ago

    It is not about privacy. Me and my wife share our e-mail passwords but rarely look into each others mail box. We share our passwords because we trust each other and none of us look into each others mailbox unless we have to. Husband and wife should trust each other enough to share everything but at the same time should have faith in each other that their spouse will not do anything to break their trust.

  8. Penny G profile image66
    Penny Gposted 5 years ago

    HMMM, I don't have any secrets so I don't mind. If you let him he will loose interest.

  9. lostohanababy profile image55
    lostohanababyposted 5 years ago

    That depends on why, the husband wants to, or feels its necessary to 'check' his wife's email!  There has to be 'trust' in a marriage. The husband should allow 'privacy' to his wife and her 'emails'!

  10. Oztinato profile image63
    Oztinatoposted 5 years ago

    No, a spouse does not have the emotional or legal right to look at personal emails of the other partner. Trying to search the other partner's emails can be a warning sign of potential emotional abuse.
    Also, some emails are sent without our permission and the partner might assume these unwanted emails are real. This can have catastrophic consequences.

  11. goodnews11 profile image87
    goodnews11posted 5 years ago

    Why should we hide our personal from our spouse? Even my girl friend use to sign in to my email. We dont have anything to hide. I feel they have the complete right to do so.

  12. Jennifer Bart profile image60
    Jennifer Bartposted 4 years ago

    That depends on the dynamic of the relationship. Every one is different and so is every relationship, therefor boundaries are not the same. If your partner is a private person it might be crossing boundaries. Healthy relationships are built on compromise and trust. If one partner is flawed in either area this could be a problem. For me if someone I was with went through anything of mine this would be an issue however if they asked hey I feel this way can I look at this just for reassurance then I that would be ok because that would not be crossing my boundaries. On the other hand if I had to ask to look at my partners emails I would ask myself do I trust them and then maybe its time to reevaluate the situation. If snooping is ok on one end and not the other the whole relationship is of balance and to comprise  in a sense is to balance.

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    Mona Kposted 4 years ago

    if someone want other e mail it is free to do and no one can find out. If hubby and wife share same account it is not 100% trust with each other.. It means they want to avoid fighting.

  14. ubrish profile image60
    ubrishposted 4 years ago

    I think we should allow our spouse to look throuhg our emails because this increases the level of trust and sincerity between us .


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