Is He Faithful? 6 Subtle Signs That He's Micro-Cheating On You

You can easily learn if your parter is cheating on you — just check these SIGNS!

Published: Jun 29, 2023

Sometimes it’s just impossible to understand if your partner is cheating. He can be really good at hiding any potential hints. So, if you want to find an answer to this question, ‘Is my boyfriend cheating?’, you should probably read these easy tips. They’ll help you learn the truth! 

1. He is Shady With His Phone

First of all, there's no denying that phones are essential. We use them to communicate with friends and family and send and receive work emails, among other things. Consequently, almost all of us are attached to our phones.

However, if he's always on his phone, even when he's with you, instead of focusing on you, it's a red flag. It's time to address it. The question is, ‘why is he so secretive with his phone?’. 

Also, if he's overprotective of it, has apps that automatically delete messages, and gets defensive every time you ‘touch’ it... he's clearly hiding something. Why is he so secretive about his phone? He's suspicious, for sure, and you need to have a conversation about boundaries and trust.

He has late-night calls that he has to take outside or in the bathroom. Here's your answer. He's acting suspicious, and it's time to have an honest conversation about what's going on. Don't jump to conclusions, but express your concerns and ask for transparency. Remember that communication is critical in any relationship, and it's better to address these problems early on than to let them escalate and cause more damage.

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2. He Gives You Reasons To Be Jealous

It's not just whether he talks to other women but how he interacts with them. He may be overly friendly or actively interested in their lives.

He may go out of his way to meet someone else's needs, such as taking a co-worker across town. These actions should raise suspicions. He literally gives you reasons to be jealous!

If your partner unintentionally mentions someone else when telling you something, such as ‘I can't wait to tell Karen about this, she's going to love it,’ it's worth investigating. You may wonder why it matters to Karen that he has learned to cook a Cuban dish. Is he planning to cook for her? This type of behavior may indicate that he is having an emotional affair with his colleague.

3. He Talks About His Ex a Lot

It's not uncommon for couples to mention their exes from time to time, perhaps as part of a conversation about the past or something related. However, if your partner frequently talks about their ex and seems to know just about everything that goes on in their life, it's time for you to take note. It could be a sign that something is up.

It's possible that your partner and his or her ex are just friends and that he or she has let you know. However, it's also possible that could be one of the signs he loves his ex more than you. While communicating with an ex isn't necessarily a bad thing, doing so in secret is inappropriate and could be one of the signs he loves his ex more than he loves you.

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One way to find out is to randomly mention the ex's name and observe your partner's reaction. If he or she seems uncomfortable or defensive, it may be a sign that he or she is hiding something.

Remember that trust and honesty are essential in any relationship. If you are concerned about your partner's behavior, it is important to address it and have an open and honest conversation. It is better to address these issues early on than to let them fester and cause more damage to the relationship.

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4. He Gets Defensive

Communication is key in any committed relationship, and you should be able to talk about anything with your partner. If something makes you uncomfortable, you should be able to bring it up and have a rational conversation about it.

However, when it comes to cheaters, their top priority is not getting caught. They don't care about honesty and will make excuses that don't even make sense. If you find yourself constantly questioning why he is starting to become distant, and his explanations seem implausible, it could be a sign that he’s micro-cheating.

In addition, your partner may become defensive and lie about almost anything, making it difficult for you to trust him. This behavior is a red flag and should not be ignored. Remember, trust is the foundation of any relationship, and without it, the relationship cannot thrive.

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5. He Starts To Distance Himself

If you notice that your partner is paying less attention to you or doesn't seem interested in going out with you as much as before and instead has suddenly developed a strong interest in clubbing or partying, it may be a sign that something is wrong.

Chances are your partner is looking to meet someone new. When expressing your concerns, ask yourself questions such as ‘Why is he starting to become distant?’ and ‘What does he hope to accomplish?’ This can help you better understand what is going on and whether or not your concerns are valid.

If your partner tells you he wants to meet other people or have fun with his ‘friends’ and ignores your concerns, it is important to take this as a red flag. Remember that it is normal for people to have friends and participate in social activities, but it is not normal to prioritize these activities over your relationship or to make your partner feel left out. Communication is key, and it is important to have an open and honest conversation with your partner about your concerns.

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6. He Responds to Thirst–Trapping

If you notice your partner responding with heart eyes or fire emojis under these types of posts, it could be a red flag that they're engaging in flirtatious direct messages (DMs) with the poster.

Furthermore, if he is taking sexy selfies and not sending them to you, there's a chance he’s sending them to someone else!

Relationships require hard work, and it's not always smooth sailing. If your boyfriend's behavior is making you feel uncomfortable, don't ignore it. It's important to confront him and express your concerns.

Don't dismiss your feelings as jealousy. Micro-cheating is a betrayal of trust, and it's essential to address it before it becomes a more significant issue. Be vigilant and stay aware of the signs to protect your relationship.

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