According to Research conducted by Boston University sociology professor Deborah Carr, up to 25 percent of married men admitted to sleeping with someone other than their spouse during their marriage. However, it’s not just waning attraction that prompts men to be unfaithful—there are countless other reasons men stray. “Cheating happens for a variety of reasons,” says Dr. Alisha Powell, PhD, LCSW. “Individuals can get bored, or just feel emotionally disconnected from their partners. It’s important to also recognize that there are some people who cheat because they can.”
And while infidelity can be a crushing blow in a marriage, there are often indications that can tip you off to your spouse’s extramarital affairs. Before you’re blindsided by infidelity, brush up on these 30 subtle signs your husband is cheating. And if you’re concerned your own spouse might stray, it’s time to learn these 30 Things People Will Say if They Want to Cheat.
1- The intimacy has waned.
Sex shouldn’t be the only type of intimacy in a marriage, but to deem it unimportant is a major oversight. If your partner suddenly seems to have no interest in sex, despite being in decent health both physically and mentally, it’s often one of the telltale signs your husband is cheating.
2- He brings his phone everywhere with him.
Though it should come as no surprise that most adults bring their phones practically everywhere with them, if your husband is suddenly insisting that he needs his phone when he showers, it could be a sign he’s hiding something like an affair. “It’s not difficult to imagine that cell phones harbor wealth of information, including texts, videos, and e-mails. Hiding a cell phone or taking it to the bathroom or even on the shortest trip to take out trash is a red flag. It means that the partner doesn’t want us to see something,” says sex therapist Dr. Damian Sendler, MD, PhD.
3- He starts talking frequently about another woman.
Does your husband’s new coworker or friend seem to occupy his thoughts with surprising frequency ? Does he always seem to find a way to work them into his stories? If your husband is preoccupied by someone else to the point that he can’t stop talking about them, it could be one of the signs your husband is cheating.