Men have traditionally been the ones most likely to cheat. However, the women are catching up with a 40% increase since 1990 in the number of wives who cheat. Some believe that women are better at maintaining a double life that includes an illicit affair, but it dep ends more on the person than their gender.
There are common signs of cheating regardless of gender, including shifts in a romantic part of a relationship, longer hours at work or changing passwords on a device or email account. However, just as genders are different, the clues are as well.
The feminine “tells”
There can be a wide variety of clues, but common ones that point to a wife cheating include:
- She gets a makeover: There may be a change of her wardrobe, new lingerie not shared with her husband, makeup and hair where she’s looking younger and less mom-like.
- She goes to the gym more: Working out and getting the body in shape is a great way to highlight that new look.
- Listen to what she says: Sometimes, there may be a slip in an unguarded moment, or she may present hypotheticals that seem to revolve around thinking about other partners.
- What she does: She may have less interest in going out to dinner or even running errands as a couple.
- How much she shares: Many women will go into detail about their day-to-day activities — this may stop, or it could significantly increase if they are overcompensating to cover their tracks.
- A shift in friends: She may spend less time going out with her friends who are married moms and more time with those who are single or divorced.
- Intimate apparel: Men who do laundry may find sexy new underwear and bras that they have not seen before when they wash and fold.
Men often eventually catch on
If the marriage is not worth saving, it is wise to contact an experienced Board-certified Family Law expert attorney in Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Tarrant County, Midland County, Ector County, or elsewhere throughout Texas. They can help men with all the details involved in filing for the inevitable foreseeable JOY of DIVORCE emancipation agreement, including dividing assets, providing for the custody of the children and addressing other essential matters.