Signs of Infidelity and How to Address Them
Signs of Infidelity
- They are more critical of you and your relationship
- A cheating partner may try to rationalize their behavior to themselves by finding fault or blame on your end. They may convince themselves they are unappreciated or not having their needs met by setting harsh and unrealistic standards for you to meet. If you suddenly find yourself criticized for what seems like every little thing, or feel as though you’re being pushed away, this could be a sign of infidelity.
They have a change in sexual drive or behavior
- While fluctuations in sex drive and preference in both partners are natural over the course of a relationship, a cheating partner might also exhibit a different level of interest in sex with their spouse. This can manifest as withdrawing more, initiating more, or showcasing seemingly new desires or behaviors, depending on the person.
They start having unexplained absences
- If there are times when your partner is absent and unreachable for a period of time without you knowing where they are or what they’re doing, it may be a sign that they are with someone else.
- They provide you with inconsistent information
- Lying is difficult, particularly to a long-term partner. Despite their best efforts, you may notice inconsistencies in the explanations your partner gives you. These could include where they are or their relationship with another person.
They are protective of their electronic devices
- Today, cheating partners often do so over their devices, such as mobile phones and computers. If they are secretive about their devices or defensive over their time spent on them, it may be because there is information on them they want to keep hidden.
Your mutual friends are suddenly uncomfortable or avoidant toward you
- When a friend’s spouse is unfaithful, it can put mutual friends in a difficult position. They may feel torn about how to approach the situation which results in uneasiness around you or your spouse. In some cases, friends may have suspected or known about the infidelity before you found out, which can cause guilt and discomfort.
What To Do If You Suspect your Spouse is Cheating
If you suspect your partner is cheating, first and foremost remember that it is not your fault. Additionally, taking action right away can help you avoid further heartache and complications down the road.
The first step is to have a serious conversation with your spouse and express your concerns. If your spouse is honest about their behavior, you can begin to work on rebuilding the relationship.
If they are uncooperative or if you’re unable to get to the bottom of the issue, it may be time to seek professional help.
Finally, during this difficult time it is important to seek out support. Infidelity is a painful experience, but there are resources available to help you through it. Consider reaching out to a therapist or support group and consulting a divorce attorney who specializes in infidelity cases. An attorney can help you understand your rights and protect your interests in the event of a divorce.
Discovering that your spouse may be cheating on you can leave you feeling confused, hurt, and unsure of the next steps to take. At the Millard Law Firm, we understand how challenging this situation can be, and we’re here to help.
Our experienced family law attorney, Marcy Millard, has helped clients navigate the complexities of divorce and separation for over 15 years. These include cases where infidelity was a factor. We offer a compassionate approach to every case, and we’ll work closely with you to help you understand your options and create a plan that meets your unique needs.
Whether you’re considering divorce, separation, or simply need guidance on how to confront your spouse about your suspicions, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our goal is to help you move forward with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that you have a dedicated legal advocate on your side. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help.
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