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Were you wrong? Oh heck yes. You effectively cheated. No, you didn't sleep with someone else, but that's just opportunity. (If that inappropriate conversation happened in a bar with your wife out of town, how would that night have ended?) I am a scumbag for chatting with that old acquaintence Oh please, you weren't "chatting". My husband wouldn't even blink that I was talking to an ex-boyfriend about work, TV shows, and our kids. He's met some of my ex-boyfriends and some of my "could have been" male friends and liked most of them (and became friends with a few).

Was she wrong to change your passwords? Not in my opinion. You've already proven yourself untrustworthy. Why? Because 1. you had the inappropriate conversation and 2. you confessed AFTER she already found out. That's not confessing, that's a plea bargain.

In my household we have separate email accounts and Facebook accounts, but we don't hold anything private. We know each other's passwords. Our Facebook accounts are completely open to each other. We both regularly go into the other person's account on accident (let the computer logged in to the wrong person) or on purpose (need a copy of an email). Your expectation of privacy with a spouse pretty much ends at "don't go try to figure out what I got you for Christmas".

Your "chatting" may have just ended your marriage.

Lara Amber
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