It's Talk it Out Tuesday...time to talk about some Privacy Problems! Has this ever happened to you?
"My girlfriend and I have been dating for 6 months, and she told me the other day that if I really loved her I’d let her have my Facebook password. It’s not that I think it’s a big deal to give it to her, but I just don’t see the point of her having it. Is she asking for it because she doesn’t trust me?"
That’s Not Cool Tip: Everyone has the right to decide for themselves what is okay, or not okay, in their relationships. No matter how long you and your girlfriend have been dating or how you feel about each other, you have the right to have your space respected online and in person. Just because you want to keep your password private does not mean you don’t care about your girlfriend or are not trustworthy. We encourage you to make decisions that keep you happy, safe, and comfortable and to communicate your feelings with your girlfriend. When you tell someone “No,” they should respect that. If you continue feeling controlled or pressured by your girlfriend, talk to someone you trust like a friend, parent, teacher, or school counselor. You can also check out our Callout Cards for more ideas on how to tell someone “No” or to ask for space.