Breaking up is hard to do….
And now it’s even harder with social media. According to a new survey out of Britain, 1/3 of all adults admit stalking a former lover on Facebook or Twitter, and 1 in 5 admit having stalked their current partner’s ex.
On top of that, 7% of people say that their ex has threatened to post racy pics that they sent in private online.
But even if you’re happily committed to someone, that doesn’t mean that you don’t run the risk of them snooping. According to The Daily Mail, more than 50% of adults share their email password, social media log-ins and bank card pin numbers with their partners, and 42% admit checking their partner’s inboxes.
Now this study may be based in the U.K. but it applies everywhere. Is it ok to check your boyfriend or girlfriend’s email…NO! First of all I have never asked for a boyfriend’s passwords because I respected their privacy, and I trusted them. If you feel the need to check and snoop, that means something in your gut is telling you there’s a flaw in your relationship. And if you do, do it, be prepared to see something that you don’t want to see.
As for spying on exes… I totally have done that and I think its human nature. But there comes a time when you truly need to unplug and start fresh. It ended for a reason.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.