Sharing Passwords and Breaking Up

Breakups were so much easier when you didn't have to share passwords.

Breakups were so much easier when you didn’t have to share passwords.

Victoria: Is streaming-password bonding going to be the new fluid bonding? http://decider.com/2015/07/23/how-to-change-hbo-go-netflix-hulu-password/

Jaya: Oh man.

Victoria: I kind of think it doesn’t matter if your ex still uses your password? It doesn’t cost you anything. Although, maybe if they have a Netflix profile it’s annoying to see that.

Jaya: True, but I guess it’s more like, I don’t want us to share anything anymore. Can you imagine if a dude cheated on you and you still have to see what he recently watched?

Victoria: Yeah, true. I suppose it depends on how many people are sharing it- you might not notice. And weirdly I think Netflix is more personal thank HBOgo? I don’t know how Hulu plus works.

Jaya: Hahaha yes. It seems to me less like a payment thing, and more an emotional thing.

Victoria: So what do you think the etiquette would be? I feel like I wouldn’t want to share passwords for at least a year- like all my devices are already logged in, so there’s not really a need to give out my password?

Jaya: Though if you’ve shared it with family, I assume they’d all understand if you email like “hey Brad dumped me so I’m cutting him off from HBOgo, here’s the new login”

Victoria: And, lol, I borrow all mine from other people, so I can at least say, “oh it’s my parents account so I can’t give it to you.” But yeah, I would definitely say the easiest solution would be to change the password and just let everyone else know.

Jaya: That’s a good out! Man, I guess I’ve never been in this situation, since we pretty much got all our accounts together.

Victoria: And definitely get them off your Amazon Prime POST HASTE because they could buy stuff with your credit card and that’s BAD news. I don’t think asking them nicely would do any good because they might just do it out of spite. But if you do break up with someone and you have been using their account, it’s polite to stop and maybe let them know. I don’t know if would be able to do that, but its an ideal to aspire to.

Jaya: I imagine it’s sort of like divvying up stuff at the end, if you’ve been together that long. There’s that awkward period where you split up the stuff you share or bought together.

Victoria: Yeah, totally, especially if you have been actually paying for it.

Jaya: And it’s never easy, but it’s just a convo you have to have. and I think with those it’s even easier because it can go to whoever the bill goes to. And mutually agree to change passwords.

Victoria: Good luck being mature about it and god speed!

Jaya: Haha yeah! We’re talking about this like it’s so easy and people act so calm during breakups.

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