Surely the point of snooping is to discover incriminating things (or at least, things you can twist to believe are incriminating) that you can then hold over the other person and use against them for years to come in every disagreement that may arise. There are few bonds more resilient in a loving relationship than mutual suspicion, resentment, and perpetual reopening of old wounds. Best of all, if you snoop and find nothing incriminating, this is proof that s/he is definitely hiding something from you and has cleverly erased their tracks in an attempt to lure you into a false sense of security!

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