No one wants to be on the receiving end of romantic betrayal, but adultery is still one of the primary causes of divorce and long-term relationship issues. According to a recent survey of 441 adults by Health Testing Centers, approximately 46% of those in monogamous relationships admitted to having an affair at some point. While men were more likely overall to physically cheat, women were almost twice as likely as their male counterparts to cheat with someone they already knew. You may suspect that you have a cheating wife, but what are some physical signs of the actual offense?
Sudden or Recent Changes in Appearance or Primping Time
Self-improvement goals are great to have at any age, and loving partners should always encourage and support those positive goals. However, most spouses discuss their goals at least in passing. Perhaps your wife got promoted and needs a wardrobe and style boost. Maybe she’s fresh out of postpartum and wants to hit the gym to get back into her pre-pregnancy clothes. Whatever the reason, there’s usually a clear understanding. If sudden changes occur without your knowledge, or if she stumbles for an excuse or gets mad at you for asking, there may be another person behind those changes.
Cheating Wife Extreme Body Language Changes
Body language changes of a cheater can include:
- Eye contact–either too much or lack thereof
- Rapid blinking
- Hesitation when speaking or concise responses
- Overacting physically or emotionally when talking
- Recent or sudden fidgeting
Pay close attention to what your wife’s body is saying because it just might betray her words.
Unusual Lack of Sex or Intimacy
The General Social Survey has collected personal details from U.S. couples since 1972. The survey discovered that most monogamous relationships involve sex at least once or twice per week, depending on the couple's age group. However, lack of sex isn’t uncommon in long-term relationships. In fact, one study disclosed that 15-20% of married couples have been in no-sex relationships with their spouses for at least a year. Lack of sex doesn’t always mean there are other issues or necessarily a reason to divorce on its own. Simple fixes like talking things out, planning more alone time, and even therapy can rekindle the spark. But if the lack of sex or intimacy is relatively new without reasonable explanation, your wife may be getting her needs met elsewhere.
She’s Always Busy
Life changes and expectations can cause adults to take on more work or social requirements. If you know your cheating wife has to work more often for financial or career moves, or if she has to spend more time with friends and family, then support those needs. It’s usually understandable when you discuss matters and know the people involved. But if work or social needs seem to increase out of nowhere and you don’t know why or have no contact with the other people involved, there may be some foul play afoot. At that point, you need to make a decision. You can lose precious sleep and potentially your marriage, or you can contact a spousal private investigator to get the answers you need and deserve.