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Is It Okay To Check Your Partner’s Phone? A Marriage Therapists Explains Why This Isn’t Good

Snooping In Your Partners Phone Can Be Tempting And Easy But Should You Do It?

By: Brianna Wigfall

Trust is one of the most elements to a healthy and happy relationship but sometimes the suspense or knowing what exactly is in your partner’s phone can get the best of you. With advanced technology to access your partner’s phone can be easy and with just one switch of a button, you can also share your location at all times. According to a survey conducted by Avast with 13,132 participants in the United States, 1 in 5 men and 1 in 4 women admitted to checking their partner’s smartphone.

The Huffington Post spoke with a marriage therapist to interpret what this means for someone’s relationship and how to deal with the guilt of it all. There are three reasons the therapists say this behavior could be going on including trust issues, lack of communication, problems with intimacy, insecurities, or infidelity.

Trust Issues

Some say a relationship is impossible if you do not trust your partner. Psychologist Ryan Howes interpreted trust issues by saying, “It says that you don’t trust that what your partner tells and shows you who they really are. And that their true self is reflected in their communication and searches on their phone,” he said.