The last time my sister came to visit, she asked if she could use J’s laptop to check her email.
“Hold on, I’m almost done with my stuff. Why don’t you use my laptop instead?”
“It’s ok, J’s laptop is right here; I’ll just use this one.”
“Ermm…I don’t know the password to unlock his computer.”
Obviously my sister thought it weird that I didn’t know my own husband’s computer password.
J and I have always been like this. We do not know each other’s passwords, PINs, social security numbers, account numbers, etc. We do not have a joint bank account. Heck…we don’t even open each others’ mail!
I had a slight problem with this in the earlier stages of our relationship, but it no longer bothers me. We have nothing to hide from each other, and if one person ever needs the other’s information, we just simply ask (and forget).
In an old episode of HIMYM, Marshall and Lily create “death folders” for each other in case one of them dies unexpectedly. Each death folder contains all important account information, passwords, PINs, and instructions. J and I will be making death folders as well, but we have yet to do so out of sheer laziness (we will soon — I promise!).
If you are in a committed relationship, have you created a death folder for your significant other? Or do you just openly share passwords, etc with each other?
Do you think it’s weird — as my sister does — that a husband and wife do not openly share this important information with each other?