Is Your Partner Having an Affair?
Research suggests that 60 per cent of Australian men and 45 per cent of women have had an affair at some point in their marriage. In total, it’s estimated that some form of an affair happens in 70 per cent of marriages.
These figures include people who have admitted to having affairs, so in reality, the number of Australians indulging in a little action on the side could be much higher.
So, how can you tell if your partner is being less than faithful, and what can you do about it? We explore.
Tell-Tale Signs Your Partner is Cheating on You
If your partner has suddenly started working late, putting extra effort into their appearance or started spending more time on their phone, it’s not unreasonable for you to start feeling suspicious – especially if they evade your questions about their behaviour.
The most common signs to look out for are:
- Changes in attitude. This could go one of two ways, either them being more attentive or less attentive.
- They’ve started being secretive when it comes to their phone and computer. They might get jumpy if you borrow their phone or tell you not to use their computer.
- They’ve started taking more effort with their appearance. If they’ve just started a new corporate job, that’s to be expected, but if there’s no reason for them to suddenly start trying more, it could be cause for concern.
- They’ve started going out with their friends more, making plans without you, or doing a lot of extra over time at work.
However, it is important to note that unusual behaviour doesn’t always scream infidelity. This is why it’s important that you proceed with caution, and avoid making accusations that could cause undue tension in your relationship. The best way to move forward is to take steps to determine whether they’re innocent or guilty.
The Ins and Outs of Your Infidelity Investigation
You could take matters into your own hands and follow your partner, or even have a friend follow them to see what they’re up to, but that can be risky. By investigating your partner personally, you could compromise any potential legal proceedings, alert them to your suspicions, or even get caught.
To resolve the issue, and to give you some peace of mind, hiring a private investigator to conduct an infidelity investigation is a safe and effective option.
As well as having a greater arsenal of investigative resources, our team are trained for obtaining evidence in a legal, unobtrusive way. We also operate under a strict code of conduct, which means your private information is secure with us, and we will always have your best interests at heart.
How Does an Infidelity Investigation Actually Work?
Step One: Gathering Information
The first step in any investigation is to meet with you and discuss your concerns, as well as the reasons for your concerns. We understand that this discussion isn’t an easy one to have, but it’s important that you’re as open and honest with us during this initial stage to ensure we can plan the most successful investigation possible.
After we understand your situation and know what we’re dealing with, we can come up with a plan of action. However, during each stage of the investigation you will have every opportunity to let us know if you’re feeling uncomfortable with the process, and we won’t do anything without first receiving your approval.
Step Two: Conducting a Discreet Investigation
Depending on your situation, our investigation could involve any of the following methods:
- Covert surveillance
- Video or still photography surveillance
- Utilising our information resources to gather information
- Following the suspicious parties
Regardless of the approach we take, we will be as discreet as possible, and will never tell the person we’re investigating that we are investigating them. However, it is important that you also take every effort to be discreet. During this time, emotions can be running high, but a simple slip of the tongue can compromise the investigation.
Step Three: Presenting the Findings
At the end of the investigation, we will present our findings to you. Where appropriate, this will include photographs, video footage and written reports. What you do with this evidence is entirely up to you. However, we don’t just deliver our findings and then disappear. We will make our services available to you if you need them, as we understand how difficult this time can be, especially if you didn’t get the outcome you were hoping for.
To learn more about how our investigations work, or to find out once and for all if your partner is being unfaithful, contact the team at In Depth Investigations today!