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Lots of people ask if hiding your phone messages from your husband or wife means you’re cheating. It’s a good question. This act can make your partner think you’ve got something to hide. It can make them feel like you don’t respect them or value your relationship.
Even if you haven’t done anything romantic with another person, keeping secrets from your partner about whom you talk to damages trust. Trust and honesty are so important in a good relationship.
Some harmless messages are no big deal to keep private. Everyone needs a little space. But constantly hiding your phone and texts often means you have crossed a line emotionally or physically with someone else. Even just frequent messaging with another person can take away from your main relationship.
It also comes down to how it makes your partner feel. If hiding messages causes arguments, you should talk more openly. Explain why you feel the need for privacy. Listen to their worries too.
Working together to rebuild trust and set boundaries is key. Counselling can help. Cheating is never good, but some space can be okay if you’re both honest. Communicate better so hiding things isn’t an issue. Your relationship will thank you.