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Ways to Detect Signs of a Cheating Spouse

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Jul 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Infidelity

A few days ago, it was revealed that AshleyMadison.com had been hacked by a group calling itself “The Impact Team”. In case you're not familiar with it, AshleyMadison is a well-known haven for spouses looking to cheat, and its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.”  Yes, it's a repugnant, but apparently lucrative, business.

As many as 37 million users could be affected by this threatened release, which allegedly includes “profiles with all the customers' secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails.” This comes less than two months after another hookup site, AdultFriendFinder, had millions of its information stolen and leaked online.

Let's be clear that there is no such thing as a definitive, 100% accurate marital infidelity quiz.  However, there are certain universally recognized signs of a cheating spouse that you should be aware of. Specifically, your marriage may be in danger of an affair if your marriage partner exhibits several of these following behaviors:

  • Avoids eye contact with you.
  • Talks continuously about the unknowns of the future.
  • Shows an increased disinterest in the topic of sex.
  • Makes excuses for not spending time alone with you.
  • Acts unusually guilty when you do something nice for him/her.
  • Quits complimenting you on your physical attractiveness.
  • Stops saying, “I love you” and even acts rudely to you.
  • Starts buying you gifts to ease his or her guilt.

You can learn more about these and other signs of potential infidelity at “Warning Signs of an Affair” by Beth J. Lueders, published at Focus on the Family.

If you suspect your spouse is cheating on you, there are steps that you should take now to protect your interests.  You are invited to contact our office at (864) 598-9172 or[email protected] to request a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.  All consultations are confidential, and you owe it to yourself and your children to act before it's too late.  We're here to help.

About the Author

J. Benjamin Stevens

Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens' colleagues freely use to describe him as a divorce and family law attorney. Ben is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is a Board Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is one of only four attorneys in South Carolina with those simultaneous distinctions. To schedule a consultation with Ben Stevens call (864) 598-9172.

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