For the most part, infidelity damages a relationship beyond repair. Even for couples who mange to stick together afterwards, it erodes the foundation of trust that is the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Unfortunately, there’s no sure fire way to know if your partner is really having an affair. However, if your gut instinct tells that your guy is being unfaithful, here are five classic signs you should watch out for:-
1. Major Changes in Appearance
Falsely accusing your partner of cheating on you can ruin an otherwise healthy relationship. Even so, psychiatrists agree that a major change in your man’s appearance is often the most prominent symptom of an affair. In case your boyfriend is sporting a new perfume when he’s normally not the fussy type that makes do with cheap deodorants, then perhaps you should be concerned.
2. Paranoid about Privacy
Most men go out of their way to keep their affairs secret from their spouses. This means that you’re unlikely to catch your man with lipstick smeared across his face. It’s far more likely that he’ll start doing things like password-protecting his phone or begin walking out of the room to answer calls. If your boyfriend or husband seems unusually concerned about his privacy of late, something could be up.
3. No more Passion
With the passage of time, the intensity of physical attraction gradually diminishes in a relationship. It might not mean anything if he does not respond to your advances every time. All the same, if it seems like lovemaking is just another chore for him, then you should seriously take note. An affair might be on the cards if he isn’t having one already.
4. Avoiding you
Your boyfriend will keep coming up with reasons why he can’t meet up with you. Be concerned if these lame excuses start becoming a habit. This does not mean you should hound your man if he goes without seeing you for a day. However, if he’s always with his friends or claims to be visiting his grandparents a tad too frequently, don’t be oblivious.
5. Past History
Just because he’s cheated on his earlier partners does not necessarily mean he’ll do the same with you. All the same, if he’s had affairs before, it probably means that infidelity isn’t really a big deal for him. There’s more than a grain of truth in the saying that past behavior is indicative of future behavior.