If you have strong suspicions that your lover may be cheating on you, then these are certain pointers that may prove you right.
Are you suspicious of your partner? If you think he or she has been playing away you might want to read this.
Have you got a gut feeling that your partner isn’t being faithful? Unfortunately you could be on to something.
A recent study revealed that almost half (45%) of men admit to straying from their significant other at least once.
And a whopping 21% of women have also had a s*xual affair, according to the survey commissioned by Italian website incontri-extraconiugali.com.
To help you define the line between suspicion and truth a recent Ask Me Anything Reddit thread asked “from personal experience what are the signs your partner is cheating?”
Here we reveal six common tell-tale signs that your partner might be straying:
1. They frequently accuse you of cheating
PetticoatBandit said: ”Every relationship I had that ended because I found out they were cheating had one common denominator: They frequently accused me of cheating.
“Like, all the time. I have never cheated. For example, my last ex accused me of making plans to go cheat on them with an actor from TV.
“I didn’t even know the actor’s real name, I just thought the actor was cute. Cue huge fight. Find out later they’ve been cheating on me with just a friend, don’t worry.
“Five years later the ridiculousness of it still strikes me from time to time.”
2. Suspicious phone activity
Phlox_carolina said: ”I suspected that him talking on the phone in the driveway for a half hour each night after she went to bed was not business-related.”
While Ashbrincon added: ”My high school boyfriend never saved phone numbers into his phone. He claimed he was just “too lazy.” Turns out the unsaved numbers belonged to his many many side girls.”
3. They want MORE s*x
Reddit user imnogoodatthisorthat said: “A sudden increase in s*xual desire towards you.”
“Having a new s*xual partner makes you feel s*xier and hornier.
“They might be getting it from someone else, but out of guilt and convenience, they’ll likely be more s*xual towards you as well, in ways they weren’t before.”
4. They lie about where they are
Reddit user sericatus said: “I think, in my life, I am five to one in this category. Six times in my life, a SO has lied about where they were. Five times, they were cheating.
“The other time, they were picking out a Valentine’s gift for me.”
5. They go missing with no explanation
User 35palas12 said: “Long periods of time in which you cannot account for their whereabouts.
“And when they do tell you where they have been, they tell you a detailed story, in which they progressively fill in the details because it is a lie. Sad!”
6. They blame you for relationship problems
Alloutofdietcoke said: “I could tell he was growing increasingly distant. He would tell me I wasn’t putting the effort into our relationship, but when I tried to be more attentive and loving, he would withdraw.
“And then one awesome night, I asked him if there was someone else. He had a panic attack [that] left him unable to breathe, and his uncle [and I] rushed him to the ER.
“For two weeks after, he would send me pictures of the toll the attack had taken on his eyes and skin. I felt like a monster.
“It turned out that I had just hit the nail on the head and unnerved him. The worst part is that his whole family knew and had been helping him hide it because they thought I was an awful person due to some lies he had been feeding them.
“His uncle was paying for the secret cell phone. Everyone was encouraging him to leave me for her, not knowing I had been paying the majority of the household expenses and had been doing everything I could think of to make him happy.
“When I found out and asked why, he said I just didn’t love him enough.”
Via Daily Star UK