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Signs that your partner is unfaithful and what to do about it

It is important to approach accusations of infidelity with caution, as false accusations can cause significant harm to relationships.


However, if you have valid reasons to suspect that your partner is not being loyal, there are some signs to look out for.


1. Changes in Behavior: Sudden changes in behavior can be a sign that your partner is being unfaithful. This can include changes in sleeping patterns, eating habits, and socializing habits. According to a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, infidelity is often accompanied by a decrease in marital satisfaction and an increase in marital instability.


2. Emotional Distance: If your partner is emotionally distant and seems to be withdrawing from the relationship, it could be a sign of infidelity. A study published in the Journal of Sex Research found that emotional distance was one of the top predictors of infidelity.


3. Secrecy: If your partner is suddenly more secretive with their phone, computer, or other devices, it could be a sign that they are trying to hide something. A study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking found that people who cheat are more likely to use technology to communicate with their affair partner.


4. Unexplained Expenses: If your partner is spending money on things that they can't explain, it could be a sign of infidelity. A study published in the Journal of Financial Therapy found that infidelity is often accompanied by financial infidelity, such as hiding money or lying about expenses.


If you have valid reasons to suspect that your partner is being unfaithful, it is important to approach the situation carefully. It may be helpful to seek the advice of a therapist or counselor to help you navigate the situation. It is also important to communicate openly and honestly with your partner about your concerns.


Sources:

1. Mark, K. P., Janssen, E., & Milhausen, R. R. (2011). Infidelity in heterosexual couples: demographic, interpersonal, and personality-related predictors of extradyadic sex. Journal of Sex Research, 48(2-3), 222-232.

2. Allen, E. S., Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (2010). Hitting home: Relationships between recent deployment, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and marital functioning for Army couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(3), 280-288.

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