Family Law Blog

How to Tell If Your Partner Is Cheating

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The unfortunate fact is that close to 50% of American marriages will end in divorce. Many of those marriages will end because of infidelity on the part of one of the spouses.

By the time your partner is deep enough into a relationship to consider divorcing you, he would have begun showing signs of his infidelity. The following signs should set your alarm bells going off.

Your spouse begins to hide credit card statements and other expenses from you. There is no need to do that unless he has begun charging expenses to his credit card that you will find suspicious, like expensive gifts for his new girlfriend.

He has begun to suddenly get interested in how he looks. New haircut and wardrobe? Chances are, he's doing it to impress someone.

He is more focused on how much you are spending. If he wants you to report how much you are spending or wants account statements from you, then chances are that he thinking of leaving. In many divorces, at least one person is blindsided. The other person has been slowly laying the groundwork for divorce well in advance by preparing the financial documentation and paperwork. That is likely what your spouse is doing, when he asks you for an accounting of your expenses.

He is suddenly spending a lot of time at his office either on overtime, or meeting with clients. This may not necessarily prove that he is cheating. After all, people now work a lot more than they used to, especially since the recession hit, and job insecurity crept in. However, if you see this in combination with the other factors mentioned above, you may want to begin asking some questions.