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While some spouses are not concerned about concealing the details of their extramarital affair, some partners can be masters at disguise. There are emotional clues that your partner could be cheating or is more likely to cheat. If you discover evidence of cheating, you might want to contact a divorce attorney sooner rather than later to walk through your options.
There are overt clues that something is up with your spouse, such as trouble remembering things or appearing distracted, but emotions themselves can also give you some guidance. A recent study from the Journal of Family Psychology, for example, found that partners who feared abandonment, were more likely to seek out extramarital affairs. The idea behind the research is that an individual who is insecure and fears their own partner might be drifting away or cheating might begin working on attaching to someone else.
Another clue that someone is cheating is a sudden desire to improve appearance. This can be a tricky one to figure out, since your partner might be trying to improve their appearance for you, so think about whether you have found multiple clues related to cheating. If they are trying out a makeover or a new look but not out sharing it with you, this is a clue they might be showing off for someone else. Finally, if you notice that your spouse has quickly shifting moods, this could be a signal that he or she is cheating. It can be difficult to keep up the schedule and lies of cheating, which can lead to irritable moods.
If you think that your spouse is cheating and you are ready to discuss legal separation or divorce, you need legal advice before moving forward. If you are ready to discuss your options, reach out to the offices of an Illinois family law attorney today.