Snooping is never a good idea


It’s going to hurt

Whether or not you find something suspicious, snooping only results in heartbreak because you don’t know what you’ll find. On one hand If you find something you’ll feel betrayed and on the other if you don't find anything you’ll feel guilty for not trusting your man.

It’ll turn to stalking

It all starts with going through his phone or smelling his clothes. Once you get these thoughts it can be rather difficult to let them go. Even when you don’t find anything incriminating, you’ll still dig deeper. The next thing you know you’re following him around or installing a tracker in his car.

You’ll be the bad guy

Snooping always has a way of coming out and when it does, it’s never pretty. Your partner will see you as untrustworthy. Whilst other couples can survive this others just completely fall off.

It’s a violation of privacy

Yes, you’re in a relationship but that doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to his privacy. Phones, houses and cars are personal belongings, and unless you’re given the go ahead to snoop, keep it that way.

You’ll jump to conclusions

Because you’re usually pressed for time when snooping you never get to see everything you need to. This is dangerous as you can miss the important facts. You might read only a section of a conversation and react without thinking it through.  Once you find out the whole meaning of the conversation, you might make you end up looking like an idiot.


It’s addictive

Besides suspicion, snooping usually stems from unnecessary jealousy and once you do it, chances of  you repeating it are very high. This is because you’re hoping you’ll eventually catch him out either through a text, a phone call or searching through his pockets.

It may lead to a breakup

What’s the point of being with someone you don’t trust? If your partner has given you any reason not to trust him, discuss your reservations with him before going through his personal belongings. 

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