10 Signs of Guilt

By on January 31, 2014

Each person is different, so the signs of cheating or guilt may be different. No matter what, most people will experience guilt after they cheat on a partner. They may show signs of guilt by suddenly being distant or angry. Your boyfriend or girlfriend may also stop paying attention to you or make excuses to avoid being around.


His Attitude Makes a Major Switch

Sometimes, people have a drastic mood change because of tension at work or a death in the family. If there is not an outside cause for the attitude change, it could be a sign that your partner feels guilty. He may feel pulled in two directions and need to be in two places at once. To do this, he may create arguments so he can escape early and be with the other woman. In addition, he may start to complain about your habits or appearance. When someone cheats, they want to find a reason to justify their behavior. If possible, he will try to put the blame on you instead of on his own actions.

Emotionally Distant

When someone is in love or interested in two people at once, it takes away from the intimacy that they can have with you. They use this distance to create a shield and keep you from discovering their infidelity. Sudden emotional distance is a sign of guilt.


Acts Guilty

This obvious behavior is a sign of infidelity. When your partner feels guilty, they may suddenly give you more compliments, attention or presents. This is done to assuage their conscience. Another guilty behavior can actually be sudden modesty. You may tell your partner how smart, attractive or kind they are. When they are plagued with guilt, they will deflect these compliments because they know the truth.

Unusual Behavior

A cheating spouse or boyfriend may suddenly exhibit strange, secretive behaviors. They may try to hide where they were or what they were doing. When you enter the living room, they may suddenly switch to a different computer screen or stop sending a text message.

He Is Never Around

While you may have spent all of your waking hours together in the past, he is suddenly never around when you expect him to be. He may make up excuses like workouts, fitness training or traveling for work. Although these reasons may all be legitimate, it could be an indicator that something else is going on. This will only become worse over time if the reason is another woman. As they become close, she will demand more time. In addition, he may try to stay away out of guilt.


No Longer Says “I Love You”

Although some relationships avoid talking about emotional matters, most people say “I love you” on a frequent basis. New relationships may take a while to work up to this level of emotional expression. In these cases, you should not worry too much. If a long-term boyfriend or spouse suddenly stops expressing his love, it could be a sign of guilt.

Spends More Time With Friends

If your spouse or partner is cheating, they will want to avoid confronting you about it. Instead, they will try to spend more time with their friends. They may suddenly start having a string of football games or sporting events that they just “have to go to” with their friends.

Changes in Appearances

There is a reason that couples gain weight after they have been together for a long time. When you are comfortable with someone and well-loved, you do not worry as much about how you look. In comparison, single individuals tend to spend more time fixing their hair, working out and generally improving the way they look. Your husband or boyfriend may suddenly adopt a new clothing style or start to work out. He may change colognes or even start dressing differently for work. Although some changes in appearance could amount to nothing, they could also be the sign of something else.


He Often Is Unreachable

In the past, he may have always texted or called you back if his phone was off. If he suddenly stops answering, it could be a sign of something else. He could be in a business meeting, but it is unlikely that he is unable to reach his phone all the time. His sudden unavailability is about more than just hiding that he is with another woman. He needs to be unreachable so that he does not have to return home so soon. The only way to do that is keep his phone off when he does not want to rush home to you.

Listen to Your Gut

Without proof, it is easy to dismiss doubts or concerns. If your gut says something is off, listen to it. It may not be a sign of a guilt or another woman. Your gut reaction could indicate that he is suddenly not interested or your relationship is nearing an end. Listen to your instincts because the changes in your partner will be subtle.


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