You might think it’s easier to turn a blind eye, especially when there are kids involved, but knowing these signs of a cheating partner can cause you a lot less pain and distress down the line.
Here are 14 signs your partner could be cheating on you.
- Change in routine
- Not being present
- Aeroplane mode on the phone is always on
- They take more pride in their appearance
- They get paranoid
- They become nervous and stressed
- They’re suddenly a gift giver
- Walking out to take calls
- New hobbies without you
- Their friends act differently towards you
- They’re constantly picking fights
- New phrases and interests
- They don't want you doing their washing
- The relationship has turned sexless
Change in routine
There's suddenly a change to their routine, whether they have to travel more, they work longer hours, they have to stay overnight a few days at a time. These can be pretty obvious signs of infidelity, especially if you notice their spending increases and they're spending more and more money on meals out, hotels and drinks.
Not being present
Even when they’re physically with you, their mind is wandering in their own world; they’re not actually with you there in the moment.
Aeroplane mode on the phone is always on
That way you can't see incoming texts when you ask to use their phone, or it isn’t buzzing every few minutes from new Snapchats or Whatapps.
They take more pride in their appearance
This could mean a number of things, from new clothes, spending more time in the gym, a different grooming routine, these could be signs your partner is cheating. Another sign could be them regularly showering before they get into bed with you, they might need to hide the scent of their lover or they're trying to wash away the guilt.
They get paranoid
Smiled too long at the waiter, gave a cashier too much of your time and your partner gets extremely irritable about it? If this never used to bother them, now that they’re having an affair, it’s not so far-fetched that you could too so they get paranoid that you might, in fact, be doing so.
They become nervous and stressed
Many people experience atypical bouts of depression and anxiety as the guilt of the affair, and the stress of keeping such a huge secret takes a visible toll. Symptoms might include insomnia, disinterest in eating or an unshakeable miserable and down mood.
They’re suddenly a gift giver
If you're not used to surprise gifts from your partner, and then all of a sudden they're happening more and more regularly, it could be a sign of their guilt as they try to compensate for what they're actually doing to you.
Walking out to take calls
If they leave the room to speak on the phone, or refuse to put a name ot who they're texting your partner clearly has something to hide.
New hobbies without you
It's important that you and your partner have interests that lie outside of each other, but if it happens all of a sudden and they're spending all of their spare time doing it, then this could be a warning sign that you need to be suspicious of.
Their friends act differently towards you
Have their friends begun acting differently around you? When you casually talk to them, do they seem anxious, nervous, or eager to leave? They probably know something you don't know.
They’re constantly picking fights
Doing this gives them a reason to get mad and storm out of the house and thus the opportunity to meet a lover. A cheater may also do this because of mixed emotions they are feeling about betraying you.
New phrases and interests
If they’re spending enough time with their lover they’re going to pick up some of their expressions and interests.
They don't want you doing their washing
Used to cleaning your partner's clothes and now they prefer to do it all themselves? It could be a sign they have something to hide, or you could just be shrinking everything. They might try to act like they're doing you a favour, but in reality, it's because they want to hide something.
The relationship has turned sexless
This can mean an abundance of different things, but one of them could be cheating. It's important that you address this in your relationship, and make them aware that you've seen a change and you want to do something about it.