Privacy in relationships
This isn't about a problem I have but just something I've been thinking as I read some of these posts and think about my past relationships. Since the internet and cell phones have become so commonplace, it seems like people in relationships have a lot more ability to keep separate, private lives from each other.
In the house I grew up in, you'd always have the possibility of knowing who's calling if you answer the phone and who's writing if you get the mail. When I moved in with a boyfriend about 7 years ago, we had a land line, one cellphone that we both took turns using depending on who was out, and we used his e-mail account to dial up to the internet. We always assumed the other might overhear a phone call or see each other's e-mail. It was no big deal. I didn't usually read his e-mail, but I didn't feel like I wasn't allowed to. And we both always knew who was calling or who is being called.
Now it's standard to have separate cell phones, separate e-mail accounts, etc and often considered a privacy violation to look at those. I know privacy is a personal preference, but I'm curious how many think that e-mail and cell phones should be kept separate and private when in a married/live-in relationship?