According to an article I read recently, Valentine’s Day is the Black Friday of the private investigative industry. It’s the time of year that can kickstart business or create a good chunk of yearly income. Even investigators who don’t do domestic cases say they notice a bump in inquiries.
In our experience, Valentine’s Day itself is not usually busy, but the aftermath of it is. We see a similar correlation with Christmas. Why is that? It’s because that’s the time when credit card statements come in. If a wife sees a charge for Victoria’s Secret but didn’t receive a Christmas or Valentine’s Day gift from the lingerie store, she becomes suspicious, and suspicious spending habits are one sign of infidelity. Here are some others:
- Change in Affection – A cheating spouse often becomes more affectionate towards their spouse, usually in an attempt to cover it up or out of guilt, or they become less affectionate out of disinterest.
- Secretive Communication – A cheating spouse will often hide their phone, delete call logs and texts or leave the room to have conversations. They also might try to hide the screen of their computer or laptop or act suspicious while checking email.
- A New Look – A cheating spouse may make more of an effort to look nice or get in better shape in order to please the person with whom they are cheating. They may dress better or pay more attention to the style of undergarments they wear.
While none of these behaviors is definitive proof of infidelity, they are all signs to watch out for. If you find your spouse acting differently and doing one or more of the behaviors listed above, it might be time to contact a professional, licensed private investigator. Call Cape Fear Investigative at (910) 762-4374 to discuss your suspicions and we’ll come up with a way to deliver peace of mind, because peace of mind is priceless.