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Shady texting habits. Repeated late nights at the office. To this point, a study found women are much better at identifying cheating men from the pack than men are at identifying cheating women.
Researchers found that both genders could easily tell when a man was a cheater, but men struggled to recognize when a woman was unfaithful. Where does that leave you?
Fortunately, we spoke to two experts to find out what s you should be looking out for. Physical cheating is any act that involves physical contact with someone of the opposite sex. Some couples might define this as having intercourse, but many would agree that kissing or touching someone would count as well. Emotional cheating, on the other hand, involves building a strong bond with someone else outside the relationship.
Typically, this means going to that person for emotional support rather than the partner. This kind of cheating is very tricky because you tell yourself it's okay because it isn't physical. Emotional cheating can sometimes be more difficult to detect since it tends to escalate very gradually over time. However, experts agree that it can be just as damaging as physical cheatingif not more so. The term micro-cheating emerged within the last decade as social media and other technology became more prevalent in everyday life.
As the name suggests, it refers to small — perhaps seemingly innocent — acts that exist in a gray area of infidelity. Ultimately, Trombetti says only you and your partner can decide together on your definition of what constitutes micro-cheating.
At one point, you used to be the reason she was attached to her phone, excitedly DMing funny memes and texting back and forth. Sure, she could just be texting her sister or her best friend, but if she seems extra giddy about those exchanges that are taking up her time, that could be a red flag.
Of course, deciding to exercise or wear different clothes is in no way a guarantee that your partner is cheating on you.
Remember when you immediately took an interest in whatever your new love interest cared about? Not everyone exhibits the same level of emotional openness in a relationship, but if your partner used to share their thoughts and feelings with you on a regular basis, Trombetti says something may be up.
Ultimately, the best way to determine whether any of these s may point to cheating is to listen to your gut. If you suspect your partner may be unfaithful, the only way to know for sure is to confront them directly. Trombetti advises finding a time and a place where there are no distractions when you know you can both give your full attention to the issue at hand.
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