When should I resort to matrimonial investigations?

If you are having doubts about your partner or spouse's fidelity, such doubts can cause stress, worry and insecurity. You may be suspicious about your partner's behaviour because you believe, or actually  see signs of infidelity.  

We will enumerate a few signs indicating that your partner or spouse may be having an affair, these are only symptoms, they are no proof, everyone is innocent — until proven otherwise.

Suspicion is NOT proof. Finding “clues” and NO proof is circumstantial at best. And as reliable as your intuition may be, it’s still NOT proof. Circumstantial “evidence” isn’t enough to convict in a court of law, and it shouldn’t be enough to convince you either.

There is an assumption that a cheating partner almost always leaves clues, so a naïve spouse must be burying his or her head in the sand. But the actual fact is that the majority of affairs are never detected. Some individuals can successfully compartmentalize their lives or are such brilliant liars that their partner never finds out.

Here are some of the signs that can be displayed by a cheating partner:

  • Spouse becomes emotionally distant, withdrawn or depressed.
  • The unfaithful spouse became angry, critical and even at times cruel.
  • Issue of control voiced by those who are cheating. Often they complain that their spouses are “controlling”, yet they themselves are guilty of attempting to control.
  • Increase in working hours, after work meetings, business trips and a need to work out of town for prolonged periods of time.
  • Number six on the list of signs of infidelity was paying extra close attention to their appearance, buying new clothes, losing weight, extra pimping, working out at the gym and other sudden fitness endeavours.
  • Another sign of infidelity was showing more energy and zeal for life outside the home, doing things they’ve never done before or a sudden interest in a new hobby or sport.
  • Becoming inappropriately defensive when asked questions.
  • Becoming extra flirtatious with the opposite sex. 
  • Excessive and obsessive need for privacy, staying up late at night to work on the computer or spending a lot of time on the phone and taking excessive precautions to keep their phone secure.


Noticing any one or all of the above signs of infidelity does not guarantee that your spouse is cheating. They are simply the common signs reported by those who have been cheated on.

One of the most effective way to determine the truth behind such doubts and put your mind at rest is to hire a private detective. FR Investigations offers a range of services designed to establish the truth of your partner/spouse's fidelity.

Call us any time 0330 088 1327/ 07402 158 180.