20 December, 2007

Cheating Is The Reason For The Season

Christmas is a great time to get together with family, but according to one infidelity expert, it's also a perfect time to catch a cheating spouse. Ruth Houston is an infidelity expert and author of "Is He Cheating on You? -- 829 Telltale Signs" (Lifetime Publications), who says that as soon as the Christmas tree comes down, suspicious spouses should raise a red flag.

"This is one of the two times, along with Valentine's Day, where it's easy to expose a cheat," she said.

To smoke out sneaky spouses, Houston advises wary wives to check their man's credit card statements and cell phone bills for any unusual charges or calls.

"If you see $300 of lingerie charged to Victoria's Secret, and you didn't get any of it, where did it go?" she asked.

But listen up ladies, if you suspect your guy is up to no good, the proof may be right under the tree.

"Be alert about changes in gift-giving behavior. If he always shops at Kmart, and now you've got something from Tiffany's, something is up," she said.

Other signs that suggest a spouse is being very naughty….
Look for duplicate pieces of jewelry. A cheat may be giving the same necklace to his wife as his girlfriend.

-- Behavior at office Christmas parties. Houston advises always attending your spouse’s holiday party if you suspect they’re two-timing you. Observing one's spouse or significant other interact socially with opposite sex co-workers will reveal the presence or absence of a workplace affair. “If the suspected cheater is romantically involved with someone on their job, their body language and behavior around the affair partner will give them away," she said.

-- Unusual behavior on Christmas Day. A cheating spouse will usually communicate with his or her affair partner in some way on Christmas Day, however brief. It may be a phone call, an e-mail, a text message, or even a quick visit to drop off a Christmas gift. That’s why Houston “always cautions husbands or wives who suspect an extramarital affair to be alert for uncharacteristic behavior on Christmas.”

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