In today’s world, everything is available at the click of a mouse. You can do all of your grocery shopping online and have them delivered, never having to leave your home! Movies, games and music can be streamed endlessly. Is it any wonder people turn to the internet in search of intimacy? Anytime you or your significant other entertains this online fantasy, sending pictures that are inappropriate for someone in a relationship or engage in deep, intimate conversations, you are supporting a virtual affair.
How do you know your significant other is being deceptive? What can you be on the lookout for in your relationship?
1.They start being extra protective of their phone.Everyone is entitled to privacy. However, if for no reason on your part, they all of a sudden want to have passwords on all their devices, or they can’t leave the room without their phone in hand, something may be amiss. If they are sleeping with their phone under their pillow, chances are they are hiding something.
2. They may set up secretive social media accounts.Unless you have a separate business account from your personal account, there is really no reason to have multiple accounts. Especially if you are blocked or their content is private, it is a good indication they are misleading you.
3. They are always online.If your partner all of a sudden increases his internet usage, spending time responding to emails and messages, it could be a warning sign.
4. Their behavior just seems off.You know your spouse better than anyone. Changes in their attitude and behavior can signal they are up to no good. If they stay up solo all night all of a sudden, or they shut their screen off or close apps as soon as you enter the room, they might be up to no good. So what can you do if you have these suspicions? It is never a good idea to just blatantly disrespect someone’s privacy. It is never alright to support an online affair. That being said, if you truly believe your spouse is being dishonest, ask them to let you see their phone or computer. If there is nothing to hide they should not object. Here are a couple things to look for:
1. Investigate their browser historyIf you are concerned your spouse is visiting sites you would not appreciate, check out their browser history. If it is cleaned out, beware! They may be covering their tracks.
2. Delve into their emails.I do not mean just check the inbox. If you are suspicious that someone is being deceptive, be thorough. Check the inbox, the sent messages, spam and trash. Once again, if they make a habit of emptying their trash, it may be an indication they are hiding something.
3. Check their phone.Text messages and call logs are one of the easiest ways to check your partners fidelity. With logs being so readily accessible online, this is an easy way to find patterns in text messages or calls. Even photos are backed up online when you take them on your phone or one is sent to you. Access their photo accounts and you can even see deleted photos!
4. Hire a professional.If all else fails, and you feel it in your gut, that sinking feeling that something just isn’t right, hire a professional. This is what they do! If there is dirt to be found, they will find it. Some people will argue the fact that maintaining an online affair is not the same as cheating. The most important thing to remember is that you and your spouse should not be afraid to tell each other your expectations of online behavior. What is appropriate and what is not. Above all, do not let anyone diminish how you feel about online affairs. If you feel your significant other might not be as commuted to the relationship as you are, then contact InfoQuest today and discuss how we can offer you peace of mind.