Do you suspect that your partner is cheating? This "Christmas checklist" from a private investigator gives you all the insider information you need to find out.
December is notorious, not just for spending a lot of money; it's also the season for many major breakups, especially on December 11th, or "the biggest breakup day of the year," as it is officially known.
A relationship health report from hellorelish.com in 2020 showed that 26% of people in relationships had been forced to deal with infidelity.
That's why Aaron Bond, an experienced private investigator at Bond Rees Private Investigations, has shared his years of experience and expertise in the field by listing the most common subtle but serious behavioral traits of cheating partners, to help you uncover them this Christmas.
Christmas Infidelity List
Changed Phone Behavior
According to Pensionist, Bond says that changing passwords, among other suspicious behaviors a partner begins to show with their phone, is a common sign.
He also warns that if your partner:
"Starts to carry the phone everywhere, even around the house, or if they become defensive when you ask to use their phone, it could be a sign of infidelity. You should also look at how they lay their phone down when it's not in use," he advises: "If they lay the phone face down, they may be hiding something."
Another typical trait of cheating adults is a significant change in their usual behavior, resulting in them sharing less and choosing to spend less time together as a couple:
"If you feel that your partner suddenly starts to avoid you, and they no longer want to do things together with you, or they stop telling you about their day, then that's another red flag," he warns.
And he adds: "Partners often avoid their spouses or tell them less about their day because infidelity can be hard. It's impossible to remember all your lies, and it's an easy way to get caught."
Decreased or Increased Sexual Need
Bond says that it's a common misconception that unfaithful people will have less sex with their partner, as an increased sexual need can be a guilt trip in an attempt to hide their wrongdoings:
"You will also find out that your partner begins to introduce new things into your sex life that weren't there before."