Cheating is often a deal-breaker for couples, yet it can be hard for someone to figure out if their spouse is really cheating on them. Those who notice the following few signs, however, may want to take a closer look at the relationship and their spouse. These are not definitive, but they are signs that a spouse could be cheating or that there might be something just as serious going on that could lead to cheating.
Being Secretive on Phone or Computer
If they’ve suddenly started being more secretive about their phone, it’s a sign they’re trying to hide something. They may suddenly start taking the phone everywhere, even the bathroom with them, or they might start locking the phone with a password and won’t share it. In these instances, it might be a good idea to go to John Cutter Investigations and find out what they’re hiding.
Times When They’re Unreachable
There will likely be times occasionally when it’s difficult to get a hold of a spouse, like when they’re in a meeting or they are somewhere loud and they can’t hear the phone ring. However, if it seems like they’re unreachable for hours when they should be reachable and this starts to happen frequently, it may be a sign they’re with someone else. When they’re with the other person, they won’t risk answering their phone because they could be caught.
Suddenly Working Late Frequently
If nothing about the job has changed but they’re suddenly working hours of overtime with no increase in pay or a promotion, it’s a good idea to talk to them about what’s going on. They’re not going to work tons of overtime without being paid for it, so they might not actually be at work when they say they are. If this goes on for a long period of time, it could be a sign of cheating.
More Focused on Appearance
If the spouse suddenly starts dressing up a lot more when they go out, it might be because they’re trying to impress someone else. This typically includes dramatic changes in their appearance, not slow changes that might occur over time. If they are generally dressed in jeans and a shirt to go shopping, but they start wearing a suit or a dress and makeup, they might not actually be going shopping.
Their Attitude Changes
Some people who are cheating will get in arguments with their spouse more frequently because of the guilt. Others may start being overly affectionate because of the guilt. Sudden attitude changes, positive or negative, can be a sign that they are cheating, especially if their mood tends to shift quickly or if the attitude change coincides with other things on this list.
While these aren’t definitive signs that a spouse is cheating, these are signs that it’s time to look at the relationship a little bit closer. They may simply be signs that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. However, if a spouse is displaying any of these signs, especially multiple ones or over a long period of time, it may be that they’re cheating. Looking into things a little closer, talking to them about what’s going on, or hiring a private investigator can help determine exactly what is happening.