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What Are the Signs of Your Boyfriend Cheating?

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author image Barbara Diggs
Barbara Diggs is a freelance writer living in France. A former corporate lawyer, she has been writing professionally since 2006. She has been published in numerous print and online magazines, specializing in travel, parenting, history and law. Diggs is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School.
What Are the Signs of Your Boyfriend Cheating?
Boyfriend flirting with another girl. Photo Credit Gabriela Medina/Blend Images/Getty Images

Overview

Suspecting that your boyfriend is cheating on you can trigger a whirlwind of emotions. You may feel a host of confusing feelings that range from doubt to guilt to anger to hurt. If you have the sinking feeling that your boyfriend is being unfaithful, but you’re not sure how rational your fears are, it may help to know some of the common signs of a cheating boyfriend.

Decreased Intimacy

If your once affectionate and loving boyfriend suddenly seems to stop wanting to snuggle with you, or stops saying, “I love you,” he may be involved with someone else. According to Health Guidance, many men have difficultly feeling emotionally close to more than one woman at a time. However, if you know your boyfriend is having troubles at work or other personal issues, the emotional disconnect may not be related to another love object.

Mentioning Another Woman

When your boyfriends talks about one woman more than any other, he may be cheating on you with her, even if he insists they’re just friends. Listen to the way he talks about her. He may seem to make any excuse to bring her name into the conversation. hen you are involved with someone new, you just want to tell the world about that person. If you sense your boyfriend is feeling that way about another girl, he probably is.

Changing His Appearance

Men involved in affairs often start taking special notice of their appearance. Health Guidance notes that, if he’s suddenly buying new clothes, hitting the gym more frequently, or has radically altered his hairstyle, he may be trying to impress someone else. You may want to give him the benefit of the doubt, however, if he’s just started a new job or has expressed some legitimate reason to want to improve his looks.

Covering Up

If your man suddenly seems to be avoiding being bare-chested or naked in front of you, he may be trying to prevent you from seeing marks of passion. Similarly, if he wears clothing inappropriate to the season – a turtleneck in summer, for example – he might be hiding something he doesn’t want you to see.

Odd Cell Phone Habits

Your boyfriend may be being unfaithful if you’ve noticed a change in his cell phone habits. For example, if he walks out of hearing range to answer his cell phone, if he erases his roster of incoming calls, or even if he simply appears nervous whenever his cell phone rings or he gets a text, he may be receiving calls from another woman. Seventeen.com also points out that, if you suddenly have difficulties reaching him by cell phone, it might be a sign that he’s having an affair.

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