Being in a long-distance relationship is one of the hardest situations to be in. You’re not exactly single, but oftentimes, it feels like you are. When your friends are out painting the town red, you’re cooped up at home, with your face in front of your laptop, talking to a person on the other side of the world. But the worst thing about being in a long-distance relationship is the uncertainty—about what your partner is doing, whom they’re talking to, whom they spend time with, and most importantly, whether they’re really faithful to you.
Sure, your partner assures you that they are always loyal to you; but the thing is, you can never really be sure. Not unless you hire a private investigator to check on them. But that might be pushing things too far, especially if you don’t have the necessary evidence to accuse them of anything. While you shouldn’t necessarily believe your cynical friends when they say that people in long-distance relationships are prone to cheating, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on the lookout for signs that your partner could be cheating. Here are some of those signs:
Signs Your Partner Who’s Afar Could Be Cheating
1.They prefer calling compared to texting or messaging.
While this doesn’t automatically mean that a person who prefers calls is a cheater, you should also think about this: calling is also the easiest way to lie. Compared to texting or messaging, in which you would have a record of their previous messages and thus have a way to confirm the consistency of their stories, calling is simply dependent on how good your memory is. And even if you actually called them out on it, they would simply tell you that you were mistaken.
2.You no longer have quality time as a couple.
Even as a long-distance couple, you should always spend quality time together, even if it’s just through a phone call or a Skype chat. But if they suddenly find reasons not to call you and make all sorts of excuses, then it might be time to worry that they could have a side fling. Remember that if a person likes you, they will find ways to be with you, no matter how difficult the situation is.
3.They have a history of cheating.
Most psychologists would agree with me on this: a large percentage of previous cheaters will cheat again, especially if they’re given the opportunity or are provoked. You should also take a look at the kind of people your partner spends time with. If the crowd they go with are the playboys types, then it’s likely that they’re the same too.
4.Your small fights often escalate.
A cheating partner is often defensive, as we’ve mentioned before. Because of this, they’ll also often have a short temper. There might even be times when you’re asking an innocent question and your partner exaggerates the situation too much or lashes out at you. Many relationships have broken down due to our unwillingness to listen to each other.