Most of our waking hours, at least for those with full-time jobs, are spent at work. Spending all your time at the office can wreak havoc on your home life, too.
In particular, the relationship between you and your significant other can suffer.
So, if you have a sinking suspicion your partner has been unfaithful with someone at work, here are major signs your partner has a lover at the office.
1. Your partner has been working long hours
You partner working long hours out of the blue, may be a red flag. Working long hours is a classic cover up for a partner who’s having an affair.
Work gets in the way of working together as a couple. If your partner’s always at work, there’s no time to work on your relationship together.
Your partner is working way too much for your liking and it is more important than your family.
2. He or she frequently travels for business
Unfortunately for you, hotel rooms are a great place to keep an affair a secret. Just because your partner travels for business doesn’t mean they’re cheating.
If they’re mysteriously always out of battery or refuse to provide you with hotel contact information when they’re out of town, then something might be up.
3. Your partner dresses up for work
If your wife or husband has a particular way of dressing up but all of a sudden they decide to dress up for work daily, then, something might be up.
Especially getting too gussied up, beyond what’s normal for them, may be cause for concern.
4. Co-workers are frequently mentioned
Your partner either loves, or hates talking about the co-worker you should suspect.
When their name is mentioned your partner won’t be able to hide his or her reaction. It may tip you off to what you’ve suspected all along.
5. Your partner has developed a strong emotional connection with a co-worker
An emotional affair can sometimes be more damaging than a physical one. This can seem difficult to know for sure, but if your gut is telling you so, there’s a good chance you should listen to it.
6. Your partner starts talking about finding a new place to work
Of course, career paths change, and people have goals they’re working toward. But if your partner suddenly announces he or she is dead set on leaving the company without any reasonable explanation, you should be a little suspicious.
It’s pretty much impossible for two people to remain at the same place of work after they’ve had an affair.
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