How Can I Tell if My Boyfriend is Cheating?

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at

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If you have to ask that question, then you’re probably not going to like the answer. I truly feel a woman knows when her mate isn’t being faithful — it’s called gut instinct and it should not be ignored. Ask yourself the following:

  • Has he been acting weird lately?
  • Has he been having a hard time communicating?
  • Is he less intimate even when you initiate?
  • When you have a conversation about the “new” him, does he get defensive?
  • Are there unexplained charges on his credit card?
  • Is he secretive about phone calls?
  • Does he seem on edge or in another world?

Like I said, women need to trust their gut. If you honestly feel that he’s cheating on you, then you are most likely right. Just do yourself a favor, when you find yourself hacking into his email, borrowing a friend’s car to track down his nightly activities or examining his dirty laundry for signs of wrongdoing, then it’s time to confront him.

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