Most of us have found ourselves in situations where we can snoop into our partner’s phone without them finding out. Many of us have snooped. Snooping can help if you’re in a relationship with a cheater.
But here’s the thing: don’t do it, under any circumstances. Not only is it ethically wrong, but it can actually land you in jail. Still not convinced? Here are four more reasons that should convince you never to snoop. Not ever.
1. Snooping is always lose/lose
If you look into your boyfriend’s phone, you have to be prepared for the consequences. On one hand, you can look into the phone, find nothing, and feel relief that they aren’t cheating on you.
After the relief comes guilt, because you realize you have invaded an innocent person’s private space and they don’t know.
On the other hand, you look into their phone and find hints (or even evidence) that they are cheating.
Now you have to confront them and break things up. How? By admitting you snooped into their phone. Any guilt they might have felt is diluted just a little bit by this. One way or another, snooping will not end well for you.
2. You’re ruining trust
Violating your partner’s privacy means you do not trust them. Trust goes both ways, so if they ever find out you’ve been snooping around, their trust in you will also dissipate. Since a relationship without trust is doomed to fail, it’s safe to say snooping is a relationship killer.
3. It shows your insecurity
All of us are insecure about one thing or another. However, choosing whether or not to act on your insecurities is what defines you.
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If you suspect that your partner might be cheating on you, your first impulse might be to snoop around to confirm your suspicions or lay them to rest.
Don’t. Talk to them (but not in an incriminating way). Talking always works better than snooping. Your partner will appreciate this as it shows you’re mature enough to respect their privacy.
4. It can be addicting
Once you start snooping, chances are you won’t stop. Snooping only lowers insecurity and suspicion for a short time. After that, you’ll need to reaffirm that your partner isn’t cheating or hiding anything, so you’ll snoop again.
You might start doing things you would have thought beneath you only a short time ago, like stalking them on social media. Pretty soon, you’ll be making up all sorts of reasons to invade his private life.
So there you have it. Snooping is a pretty bad idea. If you’re suspicious about your partner, talk about it. Don’t go behind their back and turn the possibility of a failed relationship into a certainty.
4 Reasons You Should Never Snoop In Your Boyfriend's Phone
4 reasons you should never snoop into your boyfriend’s phone.