My husband has been logging in to my Amazon.com account and buying stuff for himself because I have some gift card credit on my account. I don’t want to get into a fight with him, I just want to change my password so he can’t do it any more. How do I change my Amazon.com account password?
I’m not a marriage therapist, but I have to say before we start that the issue here might not be the password to your Amazon.com account but instead the inability of you and your husband to communicate clearly and honestly. If it’s an online account today, what’s it going to be next week? I’ll show you how to change your password, but I think you should have a candid conversation with him about privacy and respect, and if you can’t have that conversation then perhaps a neutral third party like your pastor would be a helpful addition to the discussion?
Let’s move along to the issue at hand, though, and I’ll let you figure out the best path for your own relationship. Okay?
Turns out that changing your Amazon account password is quite straightforward. Just go to the site and look for the “Your Account” link on the top right:
It’s rather buried in all the other stuff on the Amazon home page, but click on it and you’ll see the many, many options you can take from this point. Look for the section labelled “Settings” (about half-way down) and the first match there:
Click on the “Change Account Settings” and it’ll ask you to confirm your password (to make sure someone else — like your husband! — isn’t pretending to be you):
Sign in properly and the next screen you see will have all the different settings you can modify in your Amazon account:
Click on the “Edit” button adjacent to the password (and note that it hides the password with a string of asterisks), and you’re in the right place to change your password to whatever you’d prefer:
You’ll also have to verify you’re a human with one of those annoying Captcha devices, but once you have everything as you desire, click on “Save Changes” and…
Good luck to you. I hope this helps you move towards addressing the underlying issues in your situation…