Welcome to “Poll Talk.” Our question for this poll is…
Is It Acceptable To Check Your Spouse/Partner’s E-mail And Text Messages?
All you have to do is ask any woman, or man for that matter, who has experienced their partner being unfaithful to them in their relationship this question and I am sure you would get a resounding YES!
It must be very hard to resist the temptation of checking up on a spouse or partner once they have cheated on you. Today’s social media sites and smartphones make it so easy to do so. I think many people would say that this could be seen as reasonable behavior although most likely wouldn’t help towards mending fences in the long run. I know it would be next to impossible to ignore the beeping of an incoming text message on my husband’s phone coming in late at night if he had been involved in an affair in the past.
What about in a relationship where a couple has not experienced unfaithfulness? Is it ok for a spouse or partner to routinely check emails and text messages to make sure that their significant other isn’t straying from the straight and narrow? One would wonder how secure that relationship is in the first place.
With information so readily available at one’s fingertips in today’s world, it can be oh so tempting. What are your thoughts? Take our poll.
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Pam Buttikofer is a co-founder of Imperfect Women. She is a Registered Nurse and worked in that field for over 33 years before retiring in 2010. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 36 years and enjoys spending time with her husband and sons.