It’s safe to say that most people have found themselves in a long distance relationship for some period of time — some distances longer than others, of course.
And while many of them are reunited, for some people, the distance can be their breaking point.
Unfortunately, physical space between a couple can leave room for error, which is why super efficient communication is a must to make things work.
And if that communication doesn’t take place, there could be some pretty big relationship issues underway, including cheating.
Because you’re separated from your partner in a long distance relationship, it’s obviously hard to tell when they’re being truthful, or if their delay in response was actually because their phone died.
So if worst comes to worst, here are signs to look out for that point to a partner who is cheating in an LDR.
1. There’s no real conversation anymore
In LDR, all you have really is communication. Knowing what your partner has been up to daily and you imagining the scenes they vividly describe to you. If they don’t answer your calls/texts as much anymore and neither do they call and text you for no real reason, you need to accept the possibility that they’re cheating on you.
2. They always seem to be busy
This goes hand in hand with the lull in conversation. They claim they are always busy so they can’t text or call or answer your calls. If this has always happened because your partner is a social butterfly then you may not have to worry about them cheating but if they start squeezing you out more and more then there’s a cause for alarm.
3. Inconsistent signs of affection
You know those random bursts of affection? They may be a cause for alarm even though with some people, they’re very genuine. It is possible that your partner is feeling guilty for cheating and compensates for that by being extra affectionate but then again, since you can’t be too sure, you need to see if they do other things on our list before you come to a conclusion.
4. When you ask questions, they get angry
They’ve suddenly become short tempered. If you ask what they’ve been up to, they take offense. They never want to talk things out. They’re always defensive.
5. Sudden changes in schedule
You always used to talk at particular times because of your lecture times or activities that you’re both involved in. Now all of a sudden, they apparently have a changed time table and “everything is so packed” that’s why they have been to busy to answer your calls.