Infidelity is an awful thing that happens in many relationships. There are few things more painful than being betrayed by your partner and many people fear their relationships ending because of infidelity. Sometimes you can feel that your partner is being unfaithful. If you're worried that your partner has betrayed you, you'll want to read these six signs your partner is cheating:
1. They've cheated on an ex.
There is a small kernel of truth to the “once a cheater, always a cheater” saying. While every relationship is different and people do cheat for different reasons, there are some people who are habitual cheaters. If his last three relationships ended because he cheated, the odds don't look good for you.
2. They've developed new habits.
If you've been with someone for a while and they start developing new habits out of nowhere, it could be an infidelity red flag. For instance, if your partner suddenly changes their grooming habits, it could be that they are trying to impress someone else. Or maybe they've taken up a new hobby that they've never showed interest in before. It could be that they're making some changes to their life. but it could also be that they're trying to impress someone new.
3. They're showering you with gifts.
While this is one of the major signs your partner is cheating, you still need to take it with a grain of salt. Your partner getting you gifts does not automatically mean they are being unfaithful. What you need to look at is the circumstances. If your partner has always been generous with gift giving, it's probably nothing. If your partner never gifts you gifts and suddenly gives you a diamond necklace out of the blue, be concerned. They may be feeling guilty and trying to compensate for something.
4. Your sex life is suffering.
If your partner suddenly has no interest in sex, it may be because they are getting it from someone else. This isn't always the case, as there are many things that can interfere with someone's sex drive. But if they haven't had any interest in sex for a long time, you may want to talk to them about what is going on and see if their answer is suspicious.
5. They're spending more time at “work”.
This is one of the classic, tell-tale signs your partner is cheating. If your partner is constantly telling you that they need to stay at work late or they're taking on extra hours, you need to find out if they're telling the truth. “Work” may be a cover-up for the time they're actually spending with someone else.
6. You have a gut feeling.
There is a lot to be said for intuition. If you feel like your partner is doing something wrong, it's probably because they're doing something wrong. Sometimes you need to go with your gut and find out why you feel that your partner is being unfaithful.