Being cheated on could arguably be one of the worst feelings in the world especially when you completely trusted your partner would never betray you. It can leave you feeling shattered and the damage could take months to repair. It could also make the process of trusting someone new significantly harder. If you have reason to believe your partner may be cheating, it will be beneficial to pay attention to these common signs people exhibit when they cheat. Here are a list of six signs to look out for if you suspect your partner is cheating.
1. Change In The Amount Of Affection Directed Toward You
Needless to say, if you notice a decrease in the amount of time and affection your partner is directing towards you, it could be an indication that there’s someone else in the picture. Either that, or perhaps your partner is going through something else they aren’t discussing with you. Surprisingly, it turns out that if your partner is increasingly more affectionate and kind towards you, this could also be cause for worry. People who cheat sometimes try to compensate for their actions by being more affectionate to their partners as it may help them ease their sense of guilt.
2. Variation In Your Partner’s Sexual Desire
Although there may be several reasons for a change in sexual behavior, it could also be an indication that your is partner may be cheating on you. If you feel like your partner doesn’t want to have sex as much as before, it could mean that they are currently sexually satisfied. On the other hand, if you notice an increase in your partner’s sexual desire, it could mean that they feel extremely desirable as as a result of all the attention they’re getting. In some cases, increased sexual behavior could also mean that they’re trying to ease their guilt of cheating by having more sex with their partners.
3. Change In Your Partner’s Physical Appearance
Has your partner suddenly started paying more attention to the way they look? Are they hitting the gym more often or taking the extra time to groom themselves? Have they started dressing more attractively? This could mean one of three things. They have decided to look more attractive for themselves (which is great), they’re trying to look attractive to get your attention (which might be a sign that they feel ignored by you), or they’re trying get someone else’s attention.
4. Change In Pattern Of Your Partner’s Phone And Computer Usage
Have you noticed an increase in the amount of time your partner spends with their phone? Do they want to answer calls away from you? Or have they changed their privacy settings from what it was before? These might be signs that they’re cheating or trying to hide something from you. It may even be possible that they’re cheating on you with someone they’ve never met online. Studies have found that most people who have online affairs don’t believe they are cheating as they may have never even met the person. But it is possible to emotionally cheat on your partner even if there is no sex involved.
5. More Time Spent Away From You
Doing things individually while in a relationship is great and often even recommended. But have you noticed your partner spending more time away from you than usual? They may say they are hanging out more with their “girlfriends” or “guy friends” but it is possible that these may just be excuses. If you’re being cheated on, you may begin to feel excluded from a lot of your partner’s social activities. If your partner is out frequently and has not given you the slightest idea of their whereabouts, it might be reason to suspect them.
6. Lesser Eye Contact
If you notice your partner doesn’t look directly into your eyes anymore while having a conversation or if you begin to have lesser conversations in general, it might be a sign that your partner is cheating on you. Humans naturally tend to avoid eye contact when they are being deceptive. If your partner is cheating, you may notice them doing this more often especially when talking about where they’ve been when they weren’t with you.