Signs of Cheating and How to Avoid Jumping to the Wrong Conclusion
Recently you’ve noticed your partner has stopped being so happy-go-lucky and easy to talk to. They seem disinterested, unmotivated, negative, and easily irritated. The first thoughts that come to mind are “I did something wrong” or “he or she is interested in someone else.” In some cases, yes, your partner might be cheating and in some cases they are not. A cheater’s behavior is a bit different than someone dealing with personal life issues and as a result, are withdrawing.
Some numbers suggest that on average there's a 25% chance of infidelity in a relationship. It's no surprise that many partners are on the lookout for signs of cheating. While the following indicators may give you cause to look at your relationship more closely, keep in mind that none of these guarantee an affair is taking place. Not all mood changes may be signs of cheating.
It is easy to assume someone is cheating because some of the red flags are similar. However, there are indeed some diagnostic differences between someone cheating and someone who is potentially facing an undiagnosed mood disorder. Keep in mind, mood disorders do range from mild to severe, and often individuals might be facing periods of depression or anxiety and not even be aware.
Use your own judgment and evaluate your partner both fairly and cautiously. Remember, our psychics are an unbiased source of extrasensory information and relationship guidance you can turn to when you’re facing doubts and need a sounding board.
Could It Be Something Else? Signs of a Mental Health Issue
The symptoms of depression do not just include feeling blue. Depression may include some of the following symptoms:
- Ongoing low mood or sadness
- Consistently feeling hopeless and helpless
- Low self-esteem, which makes them refrain from sexual engagement
- Easily irritated and intolerant of others, including their kids
- Random periods of crying
- Trouble making decisions
- Changes in eating habits, which can include both overeating or not having an appetite
- Changes in sleeping patterns, either excessive sleep or unable to sleep due to staying up late worrying
- Increase in alcohol consumption
- Feeling guilt-ridden because they are not being productive
- A decline in motivation or interest in things they normally enjoy
- Feeling anxious or worried often
- Expressing suicidal thoughts or desire to harm self
If you either find your partner dealing with these issues, or are experiencing them yourself, a gifted Psychic Source advisor may be able to offer help and guidance. In addition, we can help further distinguish the signs of cheating in a relationship vs. symptoms of depression and other mood disorders, so give us a call or chat please. However, if issues with depression or sadness worsen, you should immediately seek professional medical help, and always remember you are not alone!
Signs of Cheating
While few signs of cheating are absolute proof in of themselves, a pattern of behaviors, coupled with a strong, intuitive sense that something is going on, are tell-tale indicators of infidelity.
Changes in Schedule
A partner who's engaged in a physical relationship with another person must find time to fit that relationship in. They might use long work hours, a business trip, or an outing with their friends as an excuse. If you're suspicious, you might suggest bringing them dinner at the office or stopping by the golf course to say hello. A cheater might react with alarm due to the fear of getting caught.
An Altered Appearance
Cheaters sometimes make changes in their appearance to match the different person that they feel they can be with their other lover. New lingerie, grooming habits, or fitness routines can be a sign of someone who's looking to impress a lover. A tarot reading with an online psychic may help piece together clues that could indicate another love interest has come into the picture..
Differences in the Bedroom
New and unexpected moves in the bedroom are sometimes reported by those who've found they were being cheated on. A sudden disinterest in sex might occur as well, particularly if they’re feeling guilty about their activities. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some unfaithful partners become more interested in amorous activities because they're aroused by the idea of having two sexual partners in their lives at the same time.
Suspicious Financial Moves
Have you noticed that there are larger cash withdrawals from your bank account lately? Perhaps your partner is dining at increasingly fancy restaurants during supposed workday lunches. Likewise, a sudden influx of cash or expensive items could indicate an affair if the other partner is giving out gifts. If you're confused about the state of your finances, broach the subject with your partner. A cheater may slip up and provide a story that doesn't make sense.
Strange Phone or Computer Behavior
Phone calls, text messages, and emails are almost always exchanged in affairs. Your partner won't want you to see these, so he or she may change their passwords or suddenly become secretive with their devices. If your significant other puts the phone away quickly when you walk into the room or starts keeping electronic devices more secure than usual, this is a warning sign you may want to look into.
These, and other warning signs of cheating, could signal the start of an emotional or sexual affair. If you’ve tried broaching your concerns with your partner, and have been met with stonewalling or gaslighting, please reach out to a friend, family member, psychic, or counselor you can trust. We can hear you out, help you put together a game plan, and provide you with information and perspective that you won’t find anywhere else.
About the Author
Minerva is a skilled Psychic, Tarot reader, Intuitive Coach, Interfaith Minister, and Reiki Master with a Degree in Psychology. She has more than 35 years of working as an intuitive coach and a psychic reader. Minerva, a Native New Yorker who enjoyed a career as a therapist and metaphysical teacher for over 30, has retired and is now devoted to doing psychic readings and writing. Minerva’s intuitive skills and experience as a therapist provide her with a solid background for exploring various heart and soul topics with compassion and deep understanding.
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