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When it comes to women, cheating is rarely something that “just happens.” Often, the feelings to wander out of a relationship accumulate over time — you just might not be aware that it’s on her mind. But you can stop yourself from being played by paying more attention to some telltale signs. Here are some things to look out for if you suspect she’s considering sharing herself with some other lucky sod.
She has a case of “mentionitis”
Not to be confused with meningitis, mentionitis is when someone is afflicted with a certain person’s name that they just cannot stop themselves from dropping into conversation. It could be that your woman is constantly talking about Roger, her new partner at work, or Jordan, her personal trainer. No matter what the conversation with you entails, it seems this guy’s name is sure to pop up like an annoying internet ad.
You: “Babe, we should go check out that new Will Smith film.”
Her: “Jordan saw it and said it’s great!”
You: “I am so tired lately, I think I need to start taking vitamins.”
Her: “I was telling Jordan the same thing earlier.”
Geddit? Don’t fret if you hear her colleague’s or friend’s name every now and then — that’s just paranoia on your part. But if you’re hearing a little too much about some other guy on a regular basis and his name starts to appear in relation to more personal topics, it should alert you to potential danger. It’s like she just can’t help thinking about him.
She’s giving you space — a little too much space
Just because many girlfriends become space invaders, it doesn’t mean every woman necessarily expects her man to be glued to her hip 24/7. However, if your woman is suddenly opening the floodgates to your free time and not flinching at how you two never seem to spend enough time together, this could be a red flag.
It’s one thing for her to be cool with you having personal time to do your own thing (it’s healthy for your relationship), but it’s quite a different ball game if she’s nearly pushing you out the door or suggesting that you and your boys do your separate things too often. It could be that her hobby has become some other man.
She brings up reasons to fight
You forgot to buy a certain brand of toilet paper or you’re five minutes late in calling her and she goes nuts on you. If, lately, it seems that all she ever wants to do is pick a fight with you, this could be a symptom of an underlying problem, such as dissatisfaction in the relationship.
We have more of how to tell she’s about to cheat after the break…