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I have about 3 different passwords to access the various email accounts/livejournal/paypal accounts, and I have given out one or other of the passwords before now to a S.O. Usually it's because they've deleted an email with important information and I've still got a copy of the email in my inbox. It's easier/quicker to tell them the password over the phone and let them retrieve the email than it is to wait until I manage to get to a computer and check for myself.
Sometimes I'm told not to tell my other half and in those cases I tend to respect that person's wishes. If it is is something I am generally told to keep quiet or if I read it in a locked post, I would probably mention it to them if it was worrying me or I was specifically asking for their advice.
It's true, she doesn't tell me any gossip. Woe! :-P