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5 emotional signs your partner may be unfaithful

Think your partner might be having an affair? Here are five signs you should know.
/ Source: TODAY

When you love someone, it's difficult to imagine that they would betray you.

No matter how much you trust your partner, there are certain warning signs you should pay attention to that may indicate they are having an affair.

Perhaps you notice that they're more irritable or negative about your relationship. Maybe they've been spending more time away from home lately, and paying less attention to you even when they are present. You might realize that their routine has changed abruptly, and they snap at you when you ask about their day.

While some of these behaviors may have innocuous explanations, it's important to pay attention to any sudden changes in your relationship.

As much it hurts to learn about infidelity, it's better to be aware than to be blindsided.

Find out if they are displaying any of the warning signals described by Raymond B. Green, author of "180 Telltale Signs Mates Are Cheating and How to Catch Them," and Marcella Bakur, a psychology professor at Marymount Manhattan College.

Here are 5 emotional signs that your partner may be having an affair:

  • Their behavior leaves you with the gut feeling that something isn't right.

You know your partner best. If you notice a concerning behavior, pay attention to your intuition. You know your partner's habits, routines and attitudes better than anybody, so you will be the first to notice when something changes.

  • They pick fights with you

Doing this provides a reason to get mad and storm out of the house and thus the opportunity to meet a lover. A cheater may also do this because of mixed emotions they are feeling about betraying you.

  • They constantly talk about your relationship ending when you fight or argue.

In general, take notice if your partner seems very negative about your relationship. If every fight ends with them questioning the relationship's compatibility or quality, pay attention to their words and actions. This could be a sign he or she has a lover to fall back on if your relationship ends.

  • They seem distant and moody.

He or she seems very upbeat and excited when leaving you, but acts somber and depressed when around you. They might stop saying "I love you," or be less affectionate in general. They stop paying as much attention to you and the rest of the family and household. Even if you live together, you may notice that you and your partner interact infrequently.

  • They become offended at innocuous questions.

When you're in a healthy relationship, you and your partner should have no issue talking about your plans and commitments. If your partner suddenly becomes cagey or irritated when asked about their schedule or weekly plans, you might have reason to be suspicious.