When it comes to cheating, men carry most of the accusations. But, in reality, women also cheat on their spouses. Here are the signs of a cheating wife.
Men are usually labeled as the cheaters, but women are actively cheating as well. Whether sexting other men, going on dates, or having full-out affairs, it’s cheating. If you know the signs of a cheating wife, you can figure out what to do before the bad news takes you by surprise.
Some people cheat to escape their relationship, and others just do it because they don’t care. But whatever the reason may be, at the end of the day, cheating is cheating. If you feel like your partner is up to something, you’re probably right.
Now, you may have trouble putting your finger on it, but it’s important you look at the signs and see what’s going on. Maybe it’s not cheating; maybe it’s something else. So, let’s look at the signs, and you can make a decision from there. [Read: 20 circumstances when it’s okay to feel you hate your wife]
How to tell if your wife is cheating on you
When it comes to relationships, one of the biggest fears is being cheated on. No one wants to be cheated on by the person they love. I hesitated to go into relationships in the past for this simple reason. I didn’t want to be cheated on because I was cheated on before. It hurt.
Being cheated on is traumatizing. It makes you second guess everyone you meet. When you sign up to be in a relationship or get married, you feel that this person is with you because they love you. And cheating is the last thing you thought they’d do.
#1 You feel she’s unfaithful. Now, I don’t want to say you should base this accusation solely off of your gut instinct. Look at the signs and, of course, approach her about this. But if you’re feeling deep down that she’s doing something she shouldn’t be doing, you’re probably right. Your gut instinct is there for a reason. [Read: Should you ever forgive a cheating partner?]
#2 You’re not on her social media. She used to post a lot of photos of the two of you on social media, but recently, she’s switched. In fact, if you go on her social media, it doesn’t look like she’s in a relationship at all. If she hides you, she wants to appear single.
#3 Her phone is always on silent. I always have my phone on silent, but usually because I forget to change the ring volume. So, don’t take this as a definite sign. But if you see other signs matched with this one, then she may be cheating on you. She keeps her phone on silent, so you don’t ask her any questions on who she’s talking to. [Read: How do you know when your marriage is over: And is it too late?]
#4 She says you’re cheating on her. This one is a classic. People who cheat on their partners are usually paranoid, thinking that their partner is cheating on them. They’ll become very defensive and analyze your every move. But in reality, you’re the one who should be looking at them.
#5 She’s working out a lot more. Before, she would maybe go to the gym here and there, but recently, she’s stepped up her work out routine. This isn’t a New Year’s resolution; she’s impressing someone new.
#6 She’s not happy. If she tells you that she’s unhappy with her life, this is a cry for help. If she’s not happy, she’s going to find happiness wherever she can get it. This doesn’t mean she’s cheated on you, but it increases her odds of cheating on you in the future. [Read: 20 signs you’re girlfriend has started looking out for someone else]
#7 She shares less information with you. When you are together, she doesn’t tell you what’s going on in her life. You feel a distance, a disconnection from her. One of the signs of a cheating wife is her disconnect from you. If someone is cheating, they’ll subconsciously distance themselves. As now they’re investing their energy into someone else.
#8 She always wants to know where you are. At first, it may seem like she really cares, but let’s take a closer look at this. If she’s constantly checking in with you and asking you where you are, there’s a reason why. How else will her cheating escapade work if she doesn’t know where you are?
#9 She’s dressing up more. Before, she could care less if her socks matched or not. But now, she’s particular with what she wears. Her appearance has sky-rocketed recently, and you don’t know why. Well, it’s not because of you. If she’s paying more attention to how she looks, she’s out to impress someone else. [Read: How to know if your lover is under another’s spell]
#10 She’s become suddenly generous. When we make mistakes and screw up with our partners, we usually try to make it up to them. Maybe with flowers, a home cooked dinner, etc. If she’s getting you random gifts, well, she’s feeling guilty about something. If you haven’t argued recently, this is something to look into.
#11 She’s mad at everything you do. Whether you do something right or not, she’s mad. It’s like you can’t do anything right. If she’s finding everything you say or do to be irritating, she’s checked out of the relationship. She likes someone else, and for her, you’re just an annoying person she needs to put up with. [Read: How to confront a cheater who plays a victim card]
#12 She brings up cheating. Now, she won’t tell you she’s cheating on you. But she does bring up other people’s relationships. She may mention a friend who has been cheated on and will talk about why the cheating happened. Pay close attention to this because it’s a conversation that you can quickly pass over.
#13 She hangs out with her single friends. When you’re married, you hang out with other married couples. That’s just the way it is. Single people have a different rhythm of life, and it doesn’t always match the married life. But if she’s hanging out with her single friends a lot more, maybe she’s not into being married anymore. [Read: 25 truthful reasons why women cheat so easily]
#14 You spend more time apart. Though you may not notice right away, give it enough time, and you see that you aren’t spending much quality time together. On weekends, she’s not home, and after work, she comes home late and goes to bed. If you aren’t spending time together anymore, it’s clear something is wrong.
#15 She contracted an STD. Listen, you don’t get an STD from drinking out of the same water bottle as your partner. If you’re looking for clear signs of a cheating wife, remember that STDs come from unprotected sex with someone other than your partner. Unless you cheated on her as well and gave her the STD, the odds are she received it from sleeping with someone else. [Read: Can your relationship survive an STD scare?]
#16 She goes on solo trips. Now, traveling solo isn’t a big deal. Many women enjoy traveling solo and not to cheat. But, in some instances, a sudden urge to travel solo could mean she’s meeting up with someone else.