Hey there, Steve here and welcome to this week’s private eye post where we’ll discuss the signs that your wife is falling in love with someone else.
I’ve previously spoken about the differences in cheating between men and women — women are more likely (but not always) to begin an affair by becoming emotionally involved with someone else. This is often called an emotional affair, and if you see these signs in your wife, you have a very limited time to try to fix your marriage.
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#1 Emotional Distance
Intimacy is not all about being physical with each other. It’s about the little things in life. Sharing your thoughts with each other. Telling your partner how you feel about what’s going on in your world. Thoughtful and caring words and actions. If your wife has become emotionally invested in another man, you’ll feel like the distance between you has become wider.
#2 Avoids Sex
In the same way that women typically begin an affair with emotion before becoming physically intimate, they’re also fairly predictable in how they end a relationship too. Once the emotional side of your relationship withers, so too will the physical side. So, if there’s a sudden or increased avoidance of sex, along with a lack of emotional intimacy, then your marriage is on its way out.
#3 Frequent “Friend” Communication
Of course, lack of physical and emotional intimacy doesn’t always mean she’s involved with someone else. There can be a myriad of reasons why that might happen, and although far from ideal, you will still stand a good chance of bringing things back to where they should be. But if she’s communicating frequently with someone (she’ll say it’s a friend of course), then it’s likely that person has taken your place. Whoever it is — friend, co-worker, gym buddy — they’re the one getting all her emotional attention. Not a good sign!
#4 Eye Contact
I’ve spoken before about the difficulty of trying to detect lies in someone’s eyes. Some people look away, and some give more eye contact. But what you can notice is the overall amount of eye contact you get from your partner, across all your interactions. Generally, if your wife is falling for someone else, her overall eye contact will be much less than it was previously.
#5 Scent Of A Cheat
When you meet someone and spend time with them, it’s often in a social setting. So take note if she comes home with alcohol on her breath but she’s supposed to have been working late. If things don’t add up, trust your nose!
If you’re quick to catch on and admit that there’s something wrong, there’s every chance you can do something and save your marriage. But if you bury your head in the sand, and hope that things will turn out right, you might possibly allow the situation to develop deeper. Once she’s completely fallen for that other person, you stand little chance of marriage rescue.
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Until next week,