With the advent of social media and smartphones, it’s become so much easier for people to cheat on their partners, and at the same time get discovered!
So what are the warning signs to look out for?
- Changes in phone habits. Both genders seem to spend much more time on their phones, tablets and laptops. And whilst it doesn’t necessarily mean your partner is cheating, it is a possibility. Why spend time away from your partner – preoccupied with social media, when you can be spending time with each other?
- If your partner doesn’t take a call or goes out of the room to take it, it maybe a sales call or the boss calling out of hours. But if they are cagey about the caller or if it’s happening more often, then it could be a sign they are straying.
- Whilst it would seem that your partner will become more distant if they are cheating, sometimes people become more caring because they feel so guilty. So be aware of any changes in their behaviour towards you.
- Have they started going out with their friends more frequently, or working later. Or starting to go on more business trips. These can all be pointers.
Whilst you may have your suspicions it isn’t wise to accuse your partner in an aggressive way. Whilst it can be tempting to check their phone, credit card entries or social media, it might be wiser to talk openly to your partner. You can tell quite a lot by their body language, attitude and facial expressions when you do so. If they respond to your concerns in a way that gives reason to feel they aren’t telling the truth, then you may have good reason to be suspicious, and start asking deeper questions, suggest you drive them to meet their ‘friends’. Or ask more questions as to why they are being secretive about where they are going or phone calls they are cagey about.