If being in love is the most beautiful feeling, cheating is the ultimate betrayal. Cheating is considered the most difficult issue to deal with in a relationship. This is because trust is crucial; the foundation of a relationship is built on it. If you can’t trust a man’s honesty, then everything else you try to build together will fall apart.
Many people do not want to admit that it could be happening to them. That’s why they may ignore the signs. Or maybe they’re willing to see the signs but don’t know what to look for.
Men cheat, and so do women. But the real point is what do you know about them? Keep in mind that worrying about cheating is pointless unless you know for sure that he is. These signs will help you find out if your boyfriend is cheating on you.
He’s on his phone more than usual.
Watch out if he’s suddenly glued to his phone. Don’t take it lightly, especially if he’s sneaky about it. This is a red flag if he doesn’t let you know about the person he’s talking to or what he’s doing or gets angry if you ask him.
A man will have nothing to hide if he is 100% into the relationship and doesn’t have another woman in the mix. He will not be texting continuously to someone else.
If his attention is somewhere else, either directed at his phone or the computer, then he could be having a connection with someone else online. If he reacts defensively whenever you talk about, and tries to hide it from you, this is a sign he is cheating.
Avoiding picking calls in front of you
Before, he had no problem picking calls when you were with him many times, and even he would happily allow you to access his phone; suddenly, his behavior changes. He never speaks on his phone in front of you. And sometimes, he avoids the incoming calls pretending they aren’t necessary.
He becomes defensive whenever you ask him about the call. You have the right to be paranoid since your husband is up to no good. Be strong and take drastic measures. Start asking questions instead of feeling insecure and worrying.
Change of appearance
If your spouse has suddenly started taking an interest in his appearance when you’re in an established relationship, probably he’s not trying to impress you.
You might think that it is normal, but once a couple becomes acquainted, they stop trying to impress each other with a dress code or some new hairstyle. Start worrying if your spouse has joined a gym out of the blue or trying to lose weight. Especially if he never had an interest in working out before. Chances are he could be preening to try to attract someone else.
Is he combing his hair in a different style? Yet before, the smell of perfume irritated him, and now, he is using cologne and the one you didn’t choose for him. All these are signs that he is trying to attract a new person. He is cheating on you; you’re not paranoid.
A sudden increase in responsibilities at the workplace
If your spouse suddenly started traveling out of town more frequently on weekends, or he’s staying at the office more than before, and keep saying that he’s working on a project and never discuss the details of the project, you should start worrying.
If he has recently got a promotion or his department has changed somehow, this might not be something to worry about. But if this is not the case and he is exhibiting some of the other signs here, it’s a definite cause for concern. It is also possible that there’s a new woman in the office, and he spends most of the time away from the office to get to know her in detail. If you notice all these things, you’re not paranoid because this is a clear sign that he is cheating on you and making a fool out of you.
He always fights with you.
Your spouse seems angry with you all the time without any reason and uses reverse psychology that you’re in the wrong all the time. It could be because he wants to turn you into the bad guy to alleviate his guilt. Is he nitpicking about every little thing you do that irritates him? Leaves without informing you about where he is going? And you’re being paranoid and thinking about your relationship, wondering what happened to you and how it began. You should know that cheating men use such tactics; it helps them to stop their wives from asking questions.
Hides his finances
Before, he used to show all his credit card statements and phone bills to you. But suddenly, he is hiding all the statements and receipts. Probably he is spending money on someone new, and he doesn’t want you to notice and ask questions.
If you ever find that your spouse is doing so, ask him about the issue directly and quickly because he is spending the family money on someone else and cheating on you.
He suddenly needs more privacy.
Everybody needs a certain amount of privacy at one point. Some people don’t find anything wrong in sharing their email and social accounts, and others keep it secret. The point is, he suddenly started showing more concern about his privacy.
If he used to leave his phone unlocked on the table when he left the room, and now he always takes it with him, there’s a reason. If he used to take for a drive when he got off from work, and now he closes the doors and forbids everyone from coming through without knocking, this could be a sign that he’s cheating.
Think about the mentioned items on the list. It could be a coincidence if your spouse is doing a few of them. Maybe he’s taking care of his appearance because his department has changed and wants to impress his colleague. Or he is working till late at night to impress his new boss. But if it’s not the case, then something is up.
Either he is gaining interest in someone new and losing interest in you, or he’s already got someone else in his life and started cheating you. In all these cases, you need to understand that you can’t control what he’s doing. You can only control your response to his doings.
Think about why he may be thinking of cheating. Try to carve out special time together. Be supportive, and if possible, suggest going on some trips with him.
But if you’re trying your best to bring positive energy in the relationship, but still, he’s not giving you your due attention and treating you poorly. Then it would be best if you thought about walking away.