Signs Your Partner Could Be Cheating on You

Sign of Cheating: Unusual, Exaggerated Affection. A study found that when a person’s partner is cheating, that partner will start to make obvious attempts to increase your satisfaction in the relationship, as well as say derogatory things about the person you suspect them of seeing on the side. It’s essentially a misdirection ploy to lessen your suspicions of their guilt.

 Sign of Cheating: Still Talking to Their Ex. This is only of concern when they talk to their ex frequently and secretly — but if that’s the case, it could be a red flag.

 Sign of Cheating: Longer Hours at Work. When your partner’s typically standard work schedule becomes suddenly longer, running deep into the night, there might be some cause for suspicion — especially if it’s combined with defensiveness.

 Sign of Cheating: They’re Always on Their Phone. Unusual phone behavior — leaving the room when they get a call, speaking in hushed tones, hiding their screen from you, etc. — is a prime indicator of possible infidelity.

 Sign of Cheating: Turning the Tables toward You. Often, when a person accuses you of having romantic feelings or involvement with others, they’re projecting their own feelings onto you.

 Sign of Cheating: Unusual Spending Behavior. If you have a joint account, signs like increased ATM withdrawals could be a red flag, since cash can help erase an affair’s paper trail. If your partner restricts credit card account access or hides all mail/bank statements from you, that too could be a sign of cheating.

 Sign of Cheating: History of Infidelity. Studies have shown that people with a history of infidelity are three times more likely to cheat in their next relationship.