Mental Health

10 Signs Your Partner Is Going to Cheat

The definition of "cheating" might not be the same between you and your partner

For a long time, many people considered cheating to be having sexual relations with someone other than your current romantic partner. However, in today’s day and age, infidelity has become more complex, and our definitions of what does and does not constitute cheating can differ. While this adds a layer of depth to our emotional knowledge, it can make things difficult in a relationship if each partner has a different definition. Some still confine cheating to physical transgressions, while others have added an emotional component: according to Match.com, emotional cheating includes “confiding in [another] person, sharing thoughts, dreams and an emotional closeness that would normally be reserved for [their] mate.” For many, this is actually worse than a physical affair, as it means their partner’s heart is no longer in the relationship.

Other forms of infidelity include cyber cheating and text cheating. All this shows the many forms it can take, which is why it’s important to be on the same page as your partner.