Spousal or marital infidelity is one of the reasons why marriages are breaking apart. If we consult the statistics we will see that around 50% of marriages, nowadays, are ending up in a court room, going through divorce proceedings. And of the 50% around 30-35% are happening due to infidelity of the partner. The are many reasons why some people are allured by the temptation of extramarital affair, may be our fast paced life along with the society we live in which propagates instant gratification of one’s desires, is to blame here. But this is not the point of this article. Here we are to discuss the different signs of cheating that you have to watch out for in your partner. If you suspect your partner of infidelity, it’s always a good idea to consult a private investigator. There are, in Australia, many prolific Private Investigators in Melbourne to choose from, who can help you. But first let’s be absolutely clear about two things.
Firstly, you partner may be exhibiting all these signs and still not be having any extra marital affair. May be they are having some other troubles at work or are just stressed out. But whatever be the reason, if these signs are present in your marriage, then they are huge red flags. Something is not right and you have to pay attention and work on the marriage to save it.
Secondly, your partner may not be exhibiting any of these signs and still be cheating. Some people are such great con artists and some partners are so trusting that you just can’t do anything about it.
Sudden Increase In Needs For Privacy
Everyone is entitled to privacy, there is no denying that. But suspicion arises when the needs for privacy escalates suddenly. Unfaithful spouses suddenly become very hush-hush about their credit card statements and phone bills; they become extra secretive about their emails and late night text chats and when confronted retort defensively about how it’s their business and they are entitled to their privacy.
Growing Emotional And Physical Distance
Another sign of infidelity is the partner becomes emotionally distant. Same thing holds true for physical intimacy too. They become aloof and oblivious to the emotional and physical needs of their partners. The cheating partner generally avoids their spouses and their responsibility towards them and the family, so much so that the faithful one feels ignored. Also the cheating partner generally refrains from showing affection, more so publicly.
Secretive Phone Calls And Texts
This is one huger red flag. A cheating spouse will hang up the call when you enter the room and will erase call history and texts; they will answer in the other room and will whisper on phone, they will, under no circumstance, let you answer the phone and would act and behave as if their lives depended on hiding their phones from you.
Change In Work Habits And Timings
The cheating partner will have some significant changes in their work habit, schedule and timings which will start with the inception of the affair. They will start working late, preferably at odd and long hours, would be unavailable if called at office and will also go for business trips more frequently than ever. Of course these can be attributed to increased pressure at work, which cheating spouses wield as an excuse, but many a times, these indicate to infidelity.
Change In Look And Style
The cheating partner will be a lot pickier about their apparels and their appearance when they go out. They would be suddenly using new fragrances and perfumes, would be trying new things (deodorants, aftershaves, clothing style etc.) for which they had no interest earlier. Also they would smell of a different perfume or colognes.
Finally trust your instincts. You may have that feeling in your gut that something is not right, your instincts seconds that and your intuition echoes it. When this happens do not try to convince yourself otherwise, for in most cases they are right, unless you are the paranoid type who invents issues out of thin air.
These are some of the signs that are exhibited by cheaters worldwide. Keep these in mind and check your marriage for these. It’s always a good idea to consult a private investigator. There are many private detectives in Melbourne offering services for spousal infidelity.
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