By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK
Mariah, 30, and Greg, 28, have been dating for four years and living together for one. They leave one shared laptop in the living room, and they each have their own computers in addition to that one. Mariah always logs out of her Facebook account after using any of the three computers, which makes Greg think she may have something to hide. She says it's a force-of-habit privacy thing. Who's right?
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He says: "We've been together for four years and now that we live together, I assumed we shared everything. When Mariah makes a point of logging out of Facebook on any of our computers, it makes me think she has something to hide. It's not like we're still in college using shared computers in the library, and someone can stir up some drama or change your profile if you leave Facebook logged in to your account. There are only two of us in our house, and all I would do if I needed to use FB after Mariah is log her out and then sign back in using my account."
She says: "I get where Greg's coming from, but he's being a little ridiculous. I don't think some major kind of espionage is going to occur if someone has access to my Facebook account. I sign out when I'm finished as a force of habit, and I'm trying to be considerate to the next person using the computer. Why is this an issue for him? We're not in high school, and I feel like Greg is using this Facebook thing to hint at deeper trust issues. If that's the case, he should address those directly, not with a childish accusation about 'hiding' my social media activity from him."
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