How do you know if your spouse is cheating on you? If you are even asking this question, then you probably already suspect that you just might be the victim of infidelity. And at the very least, there could certainly be some trust issues in your marriage.

In every relationship, the signs of infidelity are different. Of course, there are some common threads that everyone can look for. For example, if you have a gut feeling that your spouse is having an affair, you just might be right. But you are going to need much more than just a hunch that something is amiss, especially if you plan on confronting them about their behavior.

Tate Bywater, your divorce lawyers in Fairfax, offers signs that your spouse might be cheating behind your back.

Schedule Changes

Suddenly, your spouse has to work late all of the time, even though they have never had to work late before. It could be a sign that they are cheating on you. A cheating partner may also have a long streak of excuses for not getting home on time. For example, a cheating spouse may suddenly get a flat tire or gets stuck in a traffic jam and has a whole list of excuses why they are always running late.

Too Much Smartphone Time

Everybody has a handful of friends and family who they text and talk to each other on the phone from time to time. Some days, you might even find yourself on the phone texting back and forth with others. But if your spouse is suddenly spending a long period of time day and night on their phone, it could be a bad sign.

A cheating spouse will also do what it takes to keep their phone texting conversations secret, even if it means changing their password and never letting you see what is on their smartphone.

At the Gym

Your spouse has always had a membership to the local gym, but they rarely actually go to the gym. Suddenly, they are at the gym every day, sometimes for hours at a time. It is definitely a sign that they could be cheating.

Of course, your spouse could be hitting the gym hard because they desire a better looking body, which in itself could be a sign they are cheating.

New Hairdo, New Clothes and a New Look

Your spouse wakes up one morning and decides to spend the day shopping for new clothes and takes a trip to the spa for some beauty treatments. You also notice that they are spending more time than usual looking at themselves in front of the mirror.

And while you are happy that they are putting so much time and effort into looking good, they might not be doing it for you.

When your partner suddenly desires to look better, it just might be a sign they are cheating on you.

Gift Giving

It is always great to receive flowers from your spouse while you are at work. Getting a present on occasion makes you feel secure in your relationship. Which is just what a cheating spouse wants to do, make you feel secure and safe.

Also, a guilty conscience can prompt a cheater to overextend themselves buying their spouse expensive gifts.

Giving gifts might also be a way to divert your attention. If you are receiving gifts from your partner, you certainly aren’t thinking about them cheating on you.

They Accuse You of Cheating

You have never even thought about cheating on your spouse, yet you are being accused of it. Cheaters often are worried that their spouses are cheating on them.

Their Phone Never Leaves Them

It is of little surprise that adults tend to have their cell phones with them wherever they go. However, if your partner is taking their phone with them when they take a shower, it could be a sign that they are having an affair.

Your partner’s smartphone is a wealth of information, it holds emails, texts, phone numbers and video and talk history. If your partner takes their phone with them even when they take out the garbage, this would be a red flag.

If you discover that your spouse is cheating on you, contact the law office of Tate Bywater.