A private investigator has revealed the four signs you should look out for to know if your partner is cheating on you.
Despite many of us hoping that it never happens to us, unfortunately, there are countless stories of both men and women cheating in relationships.
As per Smith Investigation Society, 20% of married men and 13% of married women admitted to having an intimate experience with someone other than their spouse.
Now, one experienced private investigator has revealed the most common behavioural traits in unfaithful partners that can help you catch them out.
In an interview with The Sun shortly after December 11 – which is considered the most popular breakup day of the year, according to Huffington Post – Aaron Bond of Bond Rees Private Investigations broke down the signs to look out for to catch a cheating partner.
The first thing he points out is that unfaithful partners may start acting suspiciously with their mobile phones.
Bond explains: “If your partner starts changing their passwords, starts taking their phone everywhere with them, even around the house or they become defensive when you ask to use their phone it could be a sign of them not being faithful.
“You should also look at how they place their phone down when not in use. If they face the phone with the screen facing down, then they could be hiding something.”
The next sign to look out for is that they may start to avoid you and become a bit more distant.
Bond believes that this could be down to them feeling guilty, or that it makes it easier for them to lie to you.
He explained: “If you feel like your partner has suddenly begun to avoid you and they don’t want to do things with you any more or they stop telling you about their day then this is another red flag.
“Partners often avoid their spouses or tell them less about their day because cheating can be tough, remembering all of your lies is impossible and it’s an easy way to get caught out.”
Another red flag to look out for is a change in your partner’s s** drive.
The PI claimed: “Cheaters often have less s** at home because they are cheating, but on occasions, they may also have more s** at home, this is because they feel guilty and use this increase in s** to hide their cheating.
“You may also find that your partner will start to introduce new things into your s** life that weren’t there before.”
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The final thing he notes is that unfaithful partners may change their behaviour towards you.
According to the expert, most of the time, cheaters know that what they are doing is wrong and this can lead to tension and anxiety within themselves that they will need to justify.
Bond explained: “To get rid of the tension they feel inside they will try to convince themselves that you are the problem and they will become critical of you out of nowhere.
“Maybe you haven’t walked the dog that day, put the dishes away or read a book to your children before bedtime.
“A small problem like this can now feel like a big deal and if you experience this your partner could be cheating.”
So if you notice any of these signs from your partner, you may need to have that uncomfortable conversation with them.