Are you suspicious that your partner is cheating on you?
Infidelity investigations are an ever-popular service that most private investigators offer. According to the ONS, being unfaithful in a marriage is one of the biggest contributors to divorce. Often, the victim of a cheating spouse will ignore the red flags, because they’re afraid of heartbreak. We hate to break it to you, but burying your head in the sand won’t help. If your spouse is cheating, you’re going to end up heartbroken. It’s best that you accept that now.
Through our years of experience in infidelity investigations, we’ve developed a checklist of common signs of cheating, including things like a change in phone habits and being protective over text messages. If these signs are there, it’s overwhelmingly the case that we can catch your cheating spouse in the act.
A highly experienced Infidelity Private Investigator may be able to help you prove or disprove your suspicions about your partner. Before you hire a private investigator, here are a few tips to help you.
✓ Tip 1: Try Not to Confront Your Cheating Partner
Although it may be very distressing when you suspect that your partner is being unfaithful, we don’t recommend that you confront them straight away. This is a lot more difficult than it sounds. It’s common for people to underestimate the power of their emotions, and it could seriously harm your case if you attempt to confront them yourself, no matter how calm you think you’ll be. Attempting to confront them could cause you to fly off the handle and do something you regret.
What’s more, it’s a bad idea to confront your partner if you don’t have any hard evidence because you could be wrong. Going off your instinct without any proof seriously damages your relationship, so it’s best to hire a professional private investigator to find out the truth first.
✓ Tip 2: Look for Signs of and Unfaithful Partner
Hiring a private investigator is not a cheap solution. Before hiring a cheating spouse investigator, try to make sure you’ve recognised at least a couple of signs. If you have, it’s highly likely that a PI can get evidence of cheating.
It is important, however, that you remember that signs of cheating are not necessarily proof of cheating. Some of the most common signs of cheating may include:
- An unusual increase or decrease in affection levels and intimacy,
- Suddenly behaving strangely or shifty
- Growing very protective over their mobile phone
- A change in hygiene practices, like taking a shower immediately after work
- Spending a lot of time on their appearance
- Getting hostile or defensive when asked about their routine.
✓ Tip 3: Keeping A Journal on Your Partner’s Whereabouts
A lot of people have a hard time admitting their partner has cheated on them. Some will inevitably buy into every excuse their partner gives them. This often leads to an unhealthy dynamic, in which one partner becomes the continuous manipulator, and the other partner often becomes the victim.
To avoid letting things go this far, you should try keeping a record of your partner’s unexplained behaviour. If your potential cheating partner later decides to change their story or starts to question your memory, you’ll be able to call them out on their lie because you will have it written down. There are numerous things you could keep in your journal such as:
- Dates of all the evenings when your partner left the house without you,
- Lists of people your partner claims to be with
- Reasons your partner gives for their absences
✓ Make Sure to Gather Some Evidence
It will speed up your investigation if you come to us with some background information. Try to be discreet when you collect this. It will help us to bring you peace of mind sooner, as we’ll have a better idea of where to look. Helpful evidence you can gather for us includes:
- Your partners receipts
- Records of their car’s mileage
- Credit card statements,
- Unusual activity on their social media accounts
Private Investigations UK offers cheating partners and matrimonial investigations to clients anywhere in the world. For free, friendly advice, call 0800 002 9858 for a chat with a member of our team. Alternatively, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our agents will get back to you today. For more information on infidelity investigations, please check out our frequently asked questions.