We all want to be able to trust our partners. But, how do you know if your partner is cheating? Unless there is concrete evidence, it can be hard to be certain, but there are certainly telltale signs. Here are some signs that your lover may well be playing the field.
Increasing Amounts of Time Spent Away From Home
One sign of cheating is when your partner suddenly stops coming home and keeping their regular hours. Are lunch breaks suddenly being spent in the office? Have your partner’s steady hours suddenly changed? Is he or she ‘working late’ for most of the time? This is definitely a red flag that your partner may be cheating.
Other signs that your lover may be cheating include becoming secretive and acting strangely. Has your partner started taking calls in the other room or stopped using text messaging and e-mailing in front of you? Have they installed a password on their computer and cellphone, and become flustered or angry if you ask to use either? Has some part of their personality changed dramatically in recent weeks? If so, it might be time to come out and ask them what is going on.
Apparent Positive Changes in Behavior
Changes that seem to be for the better can also signify cheating. If your partner suddenly started taking on more responsibility around the house or started bringing you gifts for no reason, then it’s clearly a red flag. Believe it or not, racking up a big bill at the florists or at the jewelers can be the result of guilt. Many cheating partners overcompensate for guilt by offering gifts or doing nice things for their partners.
Ultimately, the only way to get an answer is to ask and hope for honesty. Cheating is one of the most devastating things you can endure, but if there are signs, you deserve to know the truth.