Let us put aside the idea of a perfect world where people love their lovers honestly, with all their heart and would never ever cheat on them, where all relationships are successful and no hearts are broken, where there are no tears but only smiles and where two people live happily ever after.

The real world is way too different; people get bored, they cheat, trust is broken and hearts are shattered. Keeping a reality check on your fantasy-like love life is important. We are not living a fairytale where everything heals by pouring some stardust; ashes are real and so are heartbreaks.

We are not advising you to doubt your partner all the time, but if you notice a negative change in their actions or reactions, then trying to have some surety about things won’t do any bad. It can be you whose partner is secretly sleeping with someone else while apparently dating you. It can always be you.

If you have been having some yelling and eye-rolling kind of experiences with your partner lately, then there is obviously a crack in your relationship. It is your job to find out where the crack is and what shook your relationship that caused the crack. It is not a dramatic thing to say that maybe your partner is tired of your crap, maybe they are not having a good time with you or, maybe, they are seeing someone else.

As we said, it is not an ideal world we live in. Your partner can cheat on you, it IS a possibility. So if you observe their behaviour to be bizarre or unusual, we suggest you try to find out if they are seeing someone else, or maybe sleeping with them. They will not want to confront you, obviously–that’s what cheating is–but YOU have to find out because if you don’t, it would be abusing yourself.

Treating them like royalty when they are secretly sleeping with someone else is something you would never want to do. So if you see some of these 7 signs in your partner, then it’s high time you clear things up with them.

1. They Take Longer and Longer to Call or Text You Back:

Taking their privacy away is something you shouldn’t do, but if they take advantage of your trust on them then they are either a terrible person or they think you are stupid enough to trust them blindly. If they take too long to text you back or return a call, then there are chances of them cheating on you. In the dating period, you get to know how quick they are at replying to your texts and how long it takes them to get back to you on a phone call. If that is changed and they deliberately take hours to text you back, there is enough space for doubt to arise. It does not take too much time to reply to a text and even if they are actually busy, it won’t be once or twice. Repetition of late response is a sign for you.