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Adultery – it’s a plague as old as time, and unfortunately no culture is safe from natural human urges. The reasons for cheating can vary from person to person and from culture to culture. However, there have been psychological studies to pick out some of the most common signals that a spouse is having an affair, regardless of their cultural or ethnic background. If you are already suspicious of a partner and these signs arise, it may be time to hire a private investigator for a cheating spouse.

1. Improved Effort in Appearance for Unannounced Reasons

It’s not necessarily an indicator of infidelity if your spouse decides to work on their attractiveness to instill the fire back into your relationship or boost their self confidence. However, psychology points to the fact that, when people attempt to improve their appearance, they usually talk about it beforehand. It takes effort and dedication to implement a strict diet and exercise plan. People love to talk about themselves, especially with the people they care about most. So if your spouse is working on self-improvement, wouldn’t they share this information with you? If your spouse works out excessively without first mentioning it or spends significant funds on new clothing that they don’t wear around you, it may be a bad sign. 

2. Changes in Sexual Behaviors

It is common for couples to try new things in the bedroom. However, these changes usually come after a mutual discussion to do so. If a partner introduces a new trick in the bedroom that they’ve never attempted before without asking you if you’d enjoy it, there’s a chance that they picked it up somewhere else. Even a change in the frequency of sex can be telling. Psychology states that guilt can lead someone to engage in sex more often. Alternatively, a partner can become emotionally disengaged if their focus is on someone else.

3. Schedule Change That Forces Them to Become Unreachable

It seems that across cultures, a breakdown in communication between partners is a sign that a person is hiding something. Dealing with an abrupt change in plans is just a part of being an adult. However, people are creatures of habit, and it is rare in today’s digitally interconnected world for two spouses to lose touch for significant periods of time. If you can’t get ahold of your significant other at unusual times throughout the week, it may be time to hire a private investigator to catch a cheating spouse.

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