Subtle Signs Of A Cheating Partner In A Relationship

Last updated on April 4, 2024 by Michelle Devani

Unfaithfulness is the biggest threat in a relationship. When someone showing signs they are unfaithful, which sometimes can be obvious, they might think about cheating on you. It may be too early but you always know it when they feel distant from you and behave, unlike their usual signs. The little signs that of cheating often subtle and it's easy for you to miss them.


Signs Of A Cheating Partner In A Relationship

The first thing you have to notice is the change in their behavior. From the little things to the big ones, any of them can indicate that they are cheating. For example, they no longer affectionate to you. A big question must have entered your mind, does it the signs that he is falling out of love with you. If it's the case, then the next thing would be them falling in love with another person.

Here are the subtle signs of a cheating partner in a relationship you should be aware of.

1. The Extreme Mood Swing

the extreme mood swing

The first sign of cheating could be the extreme mood swings they have over the days. They get hot and cold easily and lashing out everything on you. This mood swing is due to the fact that they are cheating on you and they don't know how to express the messy mind of theirs at the moment.

2. They Don't Easily Annoyed

In a relationship, there must be particular things that get you annoyed with each other. For example, they hate it when you cancel the date at the last minute. You used to have a big fight over it. But someday, they suddenly become cool and not making a big fuss out of it. Not that they're being kind, you have to suspect it as a cheating sign.

3. They Always Busy With Their Phone...

When they're not with you, it would be understandable why they're on the phone all along. They could be in touch with you. But it's unusual for them to be busy with their phone around you. They seemed to be having so much fun playing with their phone. These signs of an unhealthy relationship with a boyfriend are not something to be ignored.

4. ... And Hide It From You

As if playing with their phone all along is not enough, they hide it from you. They used to put their phone everywhere, even trust to hold it but it changes suddenly. Holding it seems to be far away, you can't even sight their phone recently. The fact that they hide their phone means they're holding a secret and this is usually the initial sign your partner is thinking about cheating.

5. Lack Of Affection

Another sign of a cheating partner in a relationship would be the lack of affection. You can't just ignore when they don't want to hold hands in public anymore or they don't want you to come over in their place. It could be that they are considering other people's feelings or they're enjoying time with another person at their place. You have to be aware of this change.

6. Your Guts Feeling Tells You

Sometimes you don't need solid proof to find out that your partner is cheating. Your gut feeling would be the first to tell you that something is not right. Don't shake it off like it's nothing. You have to figure it out. Trust your gut and find out what is really going on with your partner. Catching them cheating early is better than know about it when everything is too late.

7. They Set A Forbidden Area For You

This happens when you come over to their place. They suddenly forbid you to enter certain areas. Of course, they have their privacy and you respect it, but you can always tell apart when they try to hide something from you. Be suspicious when they suddenly overprotective toward their car, their clothes, or their phone.

8. They Care About Themselves Too Much

It's easy how to tell if your girlfriend is cheating on you for sure. This also applied to boyfriends too: they care about themselves more than usual. The changes are just too obvious to be ignored. They buy perfume without telling you, change their hair, putting on some colors on their make-up to stand out, and much other behavior that makes you barely recognize them anymore.

9. Changes In Their Preference

changes in their preference

People changes because of other's influence. They can't change their preference overnight or out of curiosity. Things like the perfume they wear, their favorite music, to the new activities they enjoy are nothing you've ever heard of. This usually the clearest signs of them cheating on you. It just doesn't make sense that they suddenly love to watch a horror movie while they've never seen any of it before, right?

10. They Become Over Attentive

A cheating partner usually reacts in extreme: they completely ignore you or they become over-attentive toward you. Both of them are due to his guilty feeling of cheating on you.

11. Many Unnecessary Fights Started

A cheating partner tends to start fights easily with you. Moreover, they might accuse you of cheating. It's just how they express their guilt over cheating and trying to put the blame on you. At this rate, don't bother thinking about things to do when you and your boyfriend are fighting. It's pointless.

After reading about all the signs of a cheating partner in a relationship, you might be wondering what's more you miss. Those little things are not obvious at first, so you have to be cautious about noticing the littlest change in their behavior. If you find about it too late, it may hurt you deeper.

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.
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