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5 Danger Signs You May Have a Cheating Spouse

For as long as there have been couples involved in committed relationships, there has been infidelity. However, with the spreading of the Internet, smartphones and new forms of instant communication like InstaGram and Skype, having the ability to meet individuals outside of a committed relationship has never been easier. With the number of easy ways to become intimate with individuals outside a relationship, it is no wonder the levels of infidelity have risen dramatically in the last few years.

Extensive studies indicate that infidelity often occurs because individuals become involved in scenarios where their emotions overtake them, and not so much because the situation was planned. Often times, men or women who feel trapped in a troubled marriage can be far more vulnerable to the devastating effects of infidelity. They can quickly become swept away in an illicit affair, even if they are involved in an apparent solid relationship at home.

The Problems Usually Start at Home

When a man or woman becomes involved in an affair, it is usually an indicator of some underlying situation at home, in their committed relationship. To them, something appears to be missing in the relationship with their committed partner. In an attempt to find that missing emotional intimacy, they become vulnerable to outside temptations in search of locating what seems lacking.

There are five key warning signs that a relationship is in trouble, making individuals vulnerable to cheat on the spouse or committed partner. They include:

  • Feeling a Sense of Loneliness – Even though the committed partners may be lying in bed with each other every night, they still feel very lonely. They may develop separate interests or spend less time together than before.
  • A Lack of Communication – Whenever even the smallest problems in the relationship transform into major disagreements, confusing power struggles can quickly develop. Often times, couples will close down, become silent and bottle up their feelings. Feeling unappreciated, they could look elsewhere for affection.
  • A Lack of Love – When there is no longer intimacy or affection in the relationship, there is a sensation of a lack of love. At this point, one or both partners in the relationship could resort to outside stimulation to get the feeling back.
  • Experiencing Boredom and Complacency – When the relationship reaches a sense of boredom and complacency, one or both partners will display an emotional distance. The result is often a relationship that is nothing more than routine behavior. However, either partner will begin to long for sexual or emotional attention from the other but cannot overcome the walls that have been built up between them.
  • Feeling of Sexual Disconnect – At some point in the relationship, partners experience a sexual disconnect, and behave less as lovers, and more as simply roommates. To them, the affection and attention has diminished or left of the relationship and one, or both, no longer has any intimate desire for the other.

Infidelity does not have to include sexual activity to destroy a committed relationship. In fact, emotional cheating can often be more destructive than being involved with physical sex because it develops a sense of betrayal and mistrust at home. It is essential to disengage from emotional lovers and address the problems that allow the infidelity to exist.

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