To love and to be loved in return is all we desire in life. Experiencing heartbreak during our youth is very common. The majority of people have experienced devastating heartbreaks at some point or anoher in their lives. Heartbreaks are natural and they help us to learn a lot about human nature and what we want in life. These heartbreaks often help us in recognizing our strengths and they allow us to become more independent.
However, certain heartbreaks leave permanent scars on our souls. They leave us messed up, along with damaging our self-esteem. If they are unexpected, they damage us for a longer period of time because we feel so betrayed. When we think about these breakups that cause heartbreak, we often consider the unfaithfulness and cheating of one partner the major reason behind it.
It’s hard to tell sometimes if a relationship will end by your partner cheating. Many times people feel their partner is being unfaithful, but they don’t really know for sure. Here are some of the tell-tale signs of your partner cheating that you should look out for.
Sudden changes in habit is an alarming sign that your partner is cheating. Being more attentive, lack of communication and adopting new hobbies are some of the changes that are noticeable.
“I’m going on a business trip”, or “I’m working late” repeatedly
When your spouse is working longer and longer hours at work, this sudden change is also alarming. Sometimes your partner is indulged in certain activities that they keep hidden from you.
Absences from key family events or holidays
They are absent from the majority of the gatherings, events, and holidays. This absence is also noticeable as this shows their lack of interest, and may mean the development of new interests, relations, and interactions with others is happening.
Coming home later than usual
When they are avoiding interaction with you and are reducing the time span that they spend with you, they are often home late from work to reduce the chances of any conversation with you. They become more secretive and alert.
Out of character over-spending
When they are spending more than enough money on unusual activities such as hotels, gifts, and clothes. It might be because of the person they are cheating you with.
A change in appearance
When they are indulged in buying new clothes, perfumes, and unusual stuff. This is definitely a sign that they are trying to impress someone through experimenting with their looks.
Missed calls from unknown numbers
This shows that there might be something suspicious on their devices. There may be calls from an unknown or random number. If they take all calls away from you to maintain the secrecy, they’re likely cheating.
Coded text messages
This indicates that they don’t want you to know anything. You might find messages that are coded. You might be unable to understand these text messages.
A lessened desire for lovemaking
The dramatic change in your love life can also be alarming for you. They might be irritated, shy, or guilty during any encounters. They tend to avoid making love to overcome their guilt of cheating.
When your spouse becomes more attentive and lies over every small thing and when they are trying to become more secretive, you should take notice. They are trying to hide everything by giving various excuses.
Becoming overly defensive
When they are constantly defending their actions and are resisting from any explanations. Whenever you mention affairs or infidelity, you will be able to see their defensive mode.
A short temper
When your partner is unable to understand your requirements and mood. This sign shows that they lose their temperament over every little thing. You will be blamed for everything because they are feeling guilty deep down.
These are some of the visible signs that should be carefully noticed. However, you should always remember that communication and a little compromise are essential for every healthy relationship. If you love your spouse, try to understand their requirements. If you feel a distance from them, interact properly before jumping to any conclusions.