Your girlfriend is acting suspicious, and you’re tired of being left in the dark. These are the warning signs of a cheating girlfriend.
Being cheated on is never fun. Ever. Not even if your cheating SO was trash, and you couldn’t wait to get away from them even before you found out. The point is, rejection sucks even if you don’t really like the person. So it goes without saying that it totally sucks even more if you do like the person. These warning signs of a cheating girlfriend help you know what’s going on.
You know what’s worse than being cheated on? Not *knowing* if you’re being cheated on. This mystery leads to living in a constant state of paranoia about whether you should settle down and be happy in your relationship, or if you should open the can of *proverbial* whoop-ass.
These are warning signs of a cheating girlfriend, so don’t ignore them!
How to tell if your girlfriend is cheating on you
Psychologist Dr. Bonnie Weil and Men’s Health Magazine participated in studies on how likely women are to cheat. One study suggested 50% of married women will cheat at one point or another. The bottom line? Nobody is safe!
But hey, even the sneakiest cheater is going to get caught one day. We’re showing you eight obvious warning signs you have a cheating girlfriend on your hands.
#1 She’s hiding her phone. Cell phones are an extension of most people’s bodies. So it really doesn’t come as a shock to you that your girlfriend is taking hers everywhere with her, but is that all she’s doing with it?
Her cell is the first place she can go to live a double life. Good signs usually consist of no passwords on her phone, no unfamiliar names in her phone, and a gallery free of scandalous images.
Bad, cheating girlfriend signs include her frequently deleting text messages, having shady apps like Kik, or having nudes of herself you’ve yet to see. If your girlfriend hides her cellphone or acts squeamish when you get close to it, you may have a problem on your hands.
The best way to find out? Sorry to say, but you gotta swipe the phone. Ask to borrow it for a call, or just snoop when she’s out of the room. It’s an invasion of privacy, sure, but cheating is an invasion of trust. Karma’s a bitch. [Read: Boundaries in dating: How far is too far?]
#2 She’s shutting off emotionally. Pulling the silent treatment is bad in pretty much any given situation. It definitely spells bad news if your partner is refusing to discuss important topics or develops a blasé attitude towards your relationship.
Stonewalling means your girlfriend is shutting off emotionally from you and you’d best figure out why—fast. Either you have an underlying issue preventing your relationship from getting stronger, or she’s not confiding in you any longer because she’s confiding in someone else. And he may just have rippling abs. [Read: 25 truthful reasons why women cheat so easily!]
#3 She’s stopped sharing things big and small. If you haven’t noticed, the little things are important in a healthy relationship. Some might say it’s the little things that keep that spark alive. Asking how your day was, sending good morning and goodnight texts, telling you the newest gossip at work, and swooping in for a little 1950’s hand holding are all great signs that she’s into you.
These little gestures show you that you’re on her mind, and if she isn’t doing these things anymore, odds are you aren’t. This is a bad sign that she’s sharing these big and small things with someone else. [Read: Should you ever forgive a cheating partner?]
#4 She’s seeing you less. The less your girlfriend wants to hang out with you, the worse your situation is. If she’s coming up with flimsy excuses to ditch your plans together, she’s probably seeing someone else more. We know, impossible—you are Mr. Dashingly Awesome. Sad but true.
Girls generally want to see their man as much as possible. The worst thing you can do is let this continue. If she has legit excuses like she’s been working hard or has stressful family issues to deal with then the coast is clear.
Check her Twitter, Snapchat, or check in with her friends to see if they’re really hanging out. You might even slip in a “Gotta drop off *item X, Y, Z* to her. Is it okay if I crash girl’s night for a second?” and see if her bestie breaks into a sweat.
Sex is a damn tricky thing, especially when cheating is involved. Why? If sex dries up, she could be cheating. If sex increases, she could also be cheating. It’s a slippery slope of sincerity you have to decipher with this one.
There is a myriad of sex-related problems you could be going through with a cheating girlfriend, each of them with their own intricacies. We’re telling you three of the biggies.
– Girlfriend is introducing new things in the bedroom. On the flip side, if your girlfriend is bringing in an arsenal of new sex moves there may be trouble ahead. Fun trouble, but still trouble.
Lots of sex is fun, and lots of kinky sex is really fun. And that’s why it’s so hard to determine whether she’s cheating or just horny. The truth is, if her sexual behavior has done a complete 180, she may be bringing in tips and tricks she’s learned from another lover.
– She’s accusing you of cheating. If your girlfriend is suddenly accusing you of cheating by some sort of twisted reverse psychology, she may actually be the one doing you wrong!
If she’s laying the blame game on thick, it could be for one of several reasons: she’s trying to get you to break up with her/trying to break up with you or she realizes how easy it is to cheat and is mortified you could be hurting her the way she’s secretly hurting you. It’s messed up, but super common.
Once a cheater always a cheater or everyone deserves a second chance? No matter what your opinion, we hope you get the low down and dirty on your sneaky GF so you can make an informed decision! Good luck to you.
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