8 things people say that are signs of cheating

A sudden increase in work or other obligations may be a sign that they are using these excuses to cover up their affair.

"I'm just really busy lately"

A sudden desire for space or distance may be a sign that they are withdrawing emotionally to focus on their matter at hand.

"I need some space"

Cheating can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, so if they seem more stressed than usual, that could be a sign.

"I'm just really stressed out lately"

Gaslighting or downplaying your concerns can be a way to deflect suspicion from their case.

"You're just being paranoid"

This may be a way for them to justify their infidelity or to distance themselves emotionally from you.

"I'm not happy in our relationship"

Cheating can be emotionally and physically exhausting, so they may use fatigue as an excuse.

"I'm just really tired lately"

If they're vague about their plans or aren't telling you who they're with, it could be a sign of cheating.

"I'm just going out with some friends"

A sudden decrease in sexual intimacy can be a sign of an affair.

"I'm just not in the mood"

Frequent or unexplained trips for work may be a way of hiding their affair.

"I'm just really busy with work travel"