Everyone has heard a story about an affair that was revealed in an embarrassing and obvious way. She was caught in bed with her lover. He came home with his mistress’s lipstick still all over him. She has suddenly acquired a diamond bracelet that you didn’t buy her. His mistress left her shoes under the bed, and her feet are three sizes smaller than yours. Affairs like these make for great stories, but not all cheaters are going to be oblivious to the fact that they are leaving evidence of their indiscretions in plain sight. Unfortunately for their spouses, some adulterers are clever and cunning enough to cover their tracks.
With the notable and terrifying exception of clinical psychopaths, no human being is a perfect liar. Everyone has little “tells” that show they are lying. For example, a person who is lying might not make eye contact, or they might stare at you intently to impress upon you that of course they’re being truthful! A person who is lying might fidget or sweat. A liar might also put an enormous amount of detail in their lies in order to convince you they were at the burger joint like they claimed. The amount of detail can be a huge give away. After all, who remembers the exact pattern of the wallpaper in the restaurant bathroom?
An affair is a huge secret to keep and requires dozens of falsehoods to cover up the larger lie. Even if you find yourself in a relationship with a serial cheater, your spouse won’t be able to cover up their affair without leaving some sort of clue behind. That said, adulterers have come up with some clever ways to keep their dirty little secrets under wraps. Here are six ways your spouse could be hiding their affair.