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Catching a Cheating Spouse

20 signs that your partner may be cheating

Private investigator and former Federal agent Thomas G. Martin has seen thousands of cheating spouse cases over his career.

The text below is an excerpt from “The Cheating Spouse” chapter of Martin’s first book, If You Only Knew. The entire text of which is now available online for free.

Did you know:

  • In about 97% of cheating spouse investigations, the mate is caught cheating.
  • Those that hire us usually already know (or suspect) the affair is going on.
  • The reason they hire us is usually to obtain court-admissible evidence of the affair, which benefits them highly in the event they decide to get a divorce.

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Cheating Spouse Investigation

Signs of Cheating from a Husband, Wife or Partner

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First, we know if you are here, you have a concern and our best wishes to you!  Review the list below, take notes, and then give us a call.  If you considering a marraige, you may want to complete a premarital background check

1. Changing Habits

Your husband has been coming home from work everyday for the past ten years at 5pm, but recently he’s pushing the arrival time to 9pm or so. Or maybe he used to go out with pals once a week and now he’s stepping out 3-4 times a week, acting secretive and jumpy. Plus, Mr. Practical traded in the mini-van for a Dodge Viper and you’re no longer invited to ride along.

Occasionally there are reasons why you can’t join him, but he should be making an attempt to involve you. Invite yourself along when he goes out with his friends. If he’s working late, offer to bring him dinner. If he declines, look into the situation.

2. Leaving Early and Returning Late

Is he leaving for work much earlier than he needs to and coming home later? Unfaithful partners may leave the house right after their shower, just to have breakfast with someone else. Is this another change in habits that is unexplained?

3. Business Trips

He says he has to take a business trip, even though his company’s travel budget has been slashed. Business trips that used to be short now start on Friday and require an entire weekend because he says he likes get settled in his hotel room and use the alone-time to prepare for Monday’s presentation. He says it’s against company policy to bring you along. Or, regardless of “buy one, get one free” airline and hotel specials, he says, “we can’t afford” to extend his business trip into a mini-vacation for both of you.

4. Holiday Absences

He finds reasons not to participate in family events, needing to help a friend move or work out at the gym. He says he doesn’t feel comfortable joining your family for a special dinner, but doesn’t want you to stay home with him.

5. Excessive Overtime

His job and his paycheck are the same but his workload seems to have doubled. He now works late into the night and weekends. And why won’t he discuss the details of that huge, time-consuming project he’s now on? He refuses to meet near his office for a late-night date, explaining that he can’t be interrupted. When he comes home, it’s right to bed. And it’s sleep, no pillow talk.

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6. Unexplained Expenditures

He earns money but none of it seems to come home. He makes excessive ATM withdrawals, but he can’t point to any large purchases to explain where the money went. He borrows money from you. One explanation: Affairs are costly. There are dinners, gifts and getaways.

7. Secretive Accounts

You both used to have an open-door policy concerning shared finances, but now he insists on handling it all. He accuses you of snooping in his wallet or briefcase. Maybe he hides them. There’s a difference between one partner taking care of balancing the checkbook and someone suddenly being secretive about checking account balances.

8. Hidden Bills and Letters

There are expenditures and phone numbers that he doesn’t want you to see, so he has credit card and phone bills sent to his work instead of home. Or maybe he’s rented a mailbox for bills, new credit cards or private letters. He doesn’t tell you, but you stumble across the U.S. Post Office key or see it on his key chain.
Sometimes, there is a valid reason for establishing a mailbox address. Frequent movers use them but usually not someone who has lived in the same house for fifteen years. Someone may want a post office box for safety reasons, too. But do you both know the location and have access to a key? Women who have hired our private investigation firm to complete surveillance are shocked to learn that their partner has a private, secret box.

9. Extra Grooming

Your boyfriend is buying expensive clothes and paying particular attention to his hair. Telltale sign: the man who use to lube his car now sports manicured nails. He may be boosting his self-esteem, but there also may be another reason for this “extra effort.”

10. Scent of Another Woman

He comes home from a long day of work appearing freshly showered, well-groomed and smelling better than when he left. Is that new cologne he’s wearing?

11. Buying Jewelry

He’s wearing gold rings or chains for the first time.
Or you find out that he’s buying women’s jewelry but you haven’t seen any of it.

12. Unexplained Items

He keeps cologne, hair spray or blankets in his car.
Ticket stubs, hotel keys, greeting cards, lipstick holders, earrings and condom wrappers find their way into your home without explanation.

13. Health Club Membership

He has a sudden commitment to improving his physique. Or he joins a gym, tells you he’s going there every day but his appearance doesn’t seem to change from month to month. He denies that health clubs are good places to meet people. And even though he says he’s benefiting, he doesn’t want you to work out at the same gym.

14. Hang-Ups

The number of hang-up telephone calls at your home has jumped. But when he answers the phone, someone’s always on the other end. You push *69 and use caller ID to investigate hang-up calls. Or after he’s made a call, you hit the redial button, but you don’t know the person or company on the other end of line.

15. Coded Text Messages

You observe an unusually high amount of text messaging. He keeps his phone close to him; at night. He receives texts from unfamiliar numbers or with codes like “11691.” You witness him on a different mobile phone than he normally uses, or find one in his car’s glove box. He hides the phone bills.

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16. Less Sex

He use to always be ready for sex, despite mood, workload or stress level. Lately, you’ve expressed interest and he’s hesitant.
Instead of taking the time to talk, he now walks out in mid-sentence and refuses to finish the conversation. Fights are more frequent and they never get resolved.

17. Evasiveness and Defensiveness

He no longer freely gives information. He doesn’t want to join you for lunch. He starts an argument when you ask about his plans, thereby avoiding the question and making you think twice before you quiz him again.

18. Obvious Lies

Two of your girlfriends saw your boyfriend with a woman at a bar, but when you questioned him about it, he said he was working late. It’s time to: 1) see if he has a twin or 2) take a serious look at what’s going on.

19. Prickliness

He gets on your case when you ask something simple, like how his day was. He’s irritable and easily provoked.

20. Hates Your Visits

Does he get angry by your surprise visits to his office even though it’s not inconvenient or inappropriate for you to be there? Maybe he doesn’t want you to meet any of the new female employees at the office.

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