Is your spouse cheating on you?

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2022 | Divorce

Are your instincts alerting you that something is amiss in your marriage? When you live with your spouse, you’re familiar with their daily routines and how they act and react in most situations. Lately, you get the feeling that something is a bit “off” with your spouse.

While you hate to consider it, you start to suspect that your spouse might be having an affair. Below are some signs that could confirm your suspicions.

Your spouse periodically “goes dark” and is unreachable

There can be legitimate reasons why someone is unable to text back or answer the phone. But if this happens frequently during times when they should be available, that might be a red flag.

Your spouse suddenly improves their appearance

Joining a gym, dieting or otherwise improving one’s appearance can be a good thing. But it can also mean that your spouse is trying to appear more attractive to someone else besides you.

Their online habits change

If you always knew your spouse’s passwords and they suddenly change them, that may be another sign of infidelity. Ditto for suddenly deleting browser histories or hiding access to their phone.

Changes in sexual patterns

A sudden increase or drop in sexual habits or changes in sexual practices might indicate your spouse has been intimate with other partners. 

Unexpected schedule changes

A spouse who used to be home shortly after 5 p.m. but now repeatedly has to work late could be trying to put a big project to bed. Or they could be slipping off with a colleague for some extramarital intimacy.

You may have decisions to make

None of the above signs — on their own or all together — prove that your spouse has been unfaithful. But they can warrant your taking some actions regarding the future of your relationship. If you have a gut feeling that an affair is occurring, you may want to learn more about your legal options here in Virginia.