People in relationships cheat. And it would be completely naïve and foolish of you to think that your partner would never cheat on you. Infidelity is a disease that can wreak havoc in even the strongest relationships in the world.

You can fall in love with someone who is all sorts of great. You might feel like you have the best partner in the world. And that can be all true. But that doesn’t mean that your partner isn’t going to go through certain temptations every now and then.

You always want to be staying vigilant in your relationships so that you aren’t taken aback by anything. The thing about infidelity is that a bulk of the pain stems from the shock factor. When you are blindsided by a betrayal, it can be even more painful than when you are able to condition yourself for it.

That’s why even though you trust your partner and you don’t want to be overzealous or controlling, you still want to make sure that you stay on top of things.

There are even those who will resort to hiring private investigators to study their partners’ behaviors in order to figure out whether they are being unfaithful or not.

You don’t necessarily have to go that route. You are perfectly able to figure out whether your partner is cheating on you or not by just paying attention to the signs. You just have to stay mindful of the many red flags that might be in your relationship.

At the end of the day, you know your relationship the best. And it’s important to always keep that in mind. There is no relationship expert or private investigator out there who will know more about your relationship than you do.

That is why whatever you choose to do in your relationship with your partner is entirely up to you. Whatever is listed on here should only serve as a mere guide or reference for you as you make your way through this journey that you’re on together.

There shouldn’t really be any cause for concern unless your partner is exhibiting around 5 or 6 of the signs that are listed on here.

1. They spend substantially less time at home.

They don’t really spend so much time at home anymore. You get the sense that they’re practically looking for reasons to just get out of the house and be away from you. They want to spend less time with you.

2. They act more irritable around you.

They are generally acting very irritable whenever the two of you are spending time together. This is a sign that there are plenty of things about you that displease them. There might be aspects of the relationship that they haven’t developed a liking for.

3. They take on new habits or mannerisms.

We tend to emulate a lot of the habits and mannerisms of the people that we are with or the people we most adore. That’s why it can be very suspicious when he picks up mannerisms that don’t necessarily come from you.

4. They act secretive about their spending.

He doesn’t want you to know about the secret gifts he has bought, the dinners that he has paid for, and the hotel rooms that were charged to his account.

5. They keep their phones very close.

They never want you to go snooping around on their phones. They don’t want you to see the stuff that they’ve been up to. There are a lot of secrets on their phone that they know would get them into trouble.

6. You catch them lying about a number of things.

If they can lie to you about any particular thing in your relationship, what is to stop them from lying to you about their infidelity and unfaithfulness?

7. They act uncharacteristically nice towards you.

You might be tempted to always welcome any niceties that get thrown your way by your partner. However, be wary. These niceties might just be a way to compensate for something wrong that they have done to you. They might be feeling guilty about cheating on you and they’re trying to make up for it.

8. They take on a whole new appearance.

If your partner has taken on a whole new look all of a sudden, then it might be a cause for concern. It might be because they are inspired to physically attract another person.

9. They claim to go out of town “for work” a lot.

It’s not like your partner signed for an out-of-town job, right? Then why is it they’re practically out of town a lot? Maybe this is just some sort of coverup or alibi.

10. You catch them buying gifts that aren’t for you.

You can’t rule out the possibility that they’re buying gifts for their mom, sister, or a close friend from work. But would it be really appropriate for them to be buying sexy lingerie for these people who aren’t you?

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