Have you ever had a sinking feeling about something but were unsure if you could confirm your suspicions? No one wants to go around accusing people of things when they have no evidence that such allegations are true. On the other hand, especially in a marriage, it’s understandable that you want to act before things get out of hand.
It’s no secret that infidelity is the leading cause in many cases of divorce in Arizona and throughout the nation. On occasion, a spouse may simply ask his or her partner whether he or she is having an affair and get a sad but truthful answer. However, more times than not, spouses try to hide their affairs, so it’s critical to know how to recognize signs of infidelity.
We’re just friends
If your spouse keeps telling you that a relationship he or she has is harmless, but you suspect there is something more going on, you may want to further investigate the situation if you do not think your spouse is telling the truth. Spouses who say, “We’re just friends,” are often trying to conceal extramarital affairs.
If you usually have access to your spouse’s passwords and suddenly learn that new passwords have replaced the old ones, but you do not have access to the new ones, then it may suggest that your spouse is being secretive for a reason.
No longer in love
A spouse who says, “I love you but I’m not in love with you anymore,” may be having an affair. In fact, this statement is one of several that are most common among cheating spouses.
Work hours mysteriously change
If your spouse always arrives home at approximately the same time every day from work but suddenly starts telling you that he or she has to work late, you can try to find out more by asking a few questions. If your inquiry causes your spouse to lash out defensively, there might be more to the story than late working hours.
While it’s possible to simply ignore your suspicions and hope they will go away, it’s not usually a good idea to sweep such problems under the rug. You can, however, talk to a trusted friend who has been through a similar experience. You can also let your spouse know what you’re thinking and ask for a confirmation or denial.
If the situation leads to a divorce, it is important to understand how the family justice system works and to know where to seek legal support as needed.