In an ideal world, everyone would be honest with each other.  If a person decided they were no longer happy with their spouse, they would simply tell them.  It wouldn’t be easy, but it would provide both partners with a chance to either fix their marriage or move on with a clean break.  Unfortunately, we know that isn’t always the case.  We all know someone who has been cheated on or who perhaps has done the cheating themselves.  So, how do you know your spouse is cheating on you?  If you sense something is wrong/off with the relationship, here are a few general signs that your partner may be cheating on you:

He avoids time with you
This could be anything from canceling dinner plans to deciding he doesn’t have the energy for the family get-together at your grandparents’ house.  Your partner should be happy to see you instead of feeling like it’s an obligation.  Someone who is truly committed to you will understand that it’s important you do things together.

She doesn’t let you touch her phone
While cell phones are wonderful tools, they have also made cheating much easier.  If your partner has her phone password locked or gets upset when you pick it up, there may be something on it she doesn’t want you to see.  If she no longer answers your phone calls or texts, that could be cause for concern as well.

He accuses you of cheating
Oftentimes, the cheating partner doesn’t want to accept the blame or responsibility for his affair.  The only person left to blame is you.  If your spouse is suddenly checking up on you at work, denying you a night out with the girls, or even outright accusing you, there might be more to the story.

Her general behaviour is odd
This is a pretty broad category, but it can be one of the most important ones.  If your wife is coming home late from work every day or spends all of her free time texting or on social media, there could be something going on.  A change in attitude toward you, the house, or even the children could also be an indicator that something is wrong.

You find physical evidence
Whether they know it or not, a cheating partner often leaves numerous tell-tale signs of what he’s been up to.  This could include coming home without a wedding ring on, showering more often, using new cologne, or having birth control methods that the two of you don’t use.  It may seem like a very obvious mistake for someone to make if they don’t want to get caught, but it happens all the time.

Keep in mind that none of these signs are actual proof that your partner is cheating.  There’s no hard-and-fast rule, and everyone is a little bit different.  But if you’re suspicious, there could be a reason.  There must be trust in order to have a relationship, and there’s something wrong if you don’t feel it anymore.  While it may seem like a scary thing to do, you should talk to your partner about your feelings.  It’s a far better way of spending your time than rifling through his pockets or checking her text messages when she’s asleep.