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4 Signs That Your Partner May Be Cheating at Work

partner being secretive about job

partner being secretive about job

It can be hard to face the idea that your partner might be cheating on you. However, before that thought may even occur to you, you first have to notice signs that something is wrong. That means staying alert for anything that might give it away.

It’s common for people to cheat on their partners with coworkers (close quarters, lots of time spent together, etc.). So, it’s important to pay attention to your partner’s work habits and, especially, any changes in those habits. Watch for these telltale signs of cheating at work:

Has Your Partner Started Working Long Hours?

If your partner is suddenly working late all the time when he or she used to keep very strict hours before, something could be going on. Although it’s possible to have a sudden influx of work or a job that periodically needs urgent overtime for emergencies, you can always ask your partner why he or she is suddenly spending more time at work. Then, take note of the response.

Does it seem like your partner tries to dodge the question? Is the answer vague? Do you feel like the excuse doesn’t match up with how much time your partner is spending at work? These little things are all possible warning signs.

Is Your Significant Other Suddenly Very Possessive Over a Work Phone?

It’s not uncommon to have a work phone or work number; plenty of people have a second number that they use exclusively for business dealings. If your partner holds a particularly high office at a larger company, it’s not very suspicious to have a second phone exclusively for business.

The suspicion should kick in, however, when your partner suddenly becomes protective of that work phone or changes how he or she interacts with it. If the phone is suddenly on “Do Not Disturb” all the time, or your partner takes pains to hide the passcode, that’s a sign that the phone might not just be for business. It might be a phone for hiding an affair.

Are They Taking Unexplained Business Trips?

Business trips are a common occurrence, especially for white-collar jobs and those in management. Whether it’s to get more information from a conference, to network with other important people in the same field, or to talk with people regarding a potential company investment, business trips are a natural part of business life.

However, they also provide a good opportunity for your partner to cheat without having to worry about anyone finding out. Does your partner frequently take “business trips” with little to no prior notice? Do your partner’s work friends not go on business trips as frequently as your partner does? Is your partner often vague about what happens on these business trips? Answering “yes” to any of these may be a warning sign.

Could Your Partner Have a Secret Phone Number or Email Address?

If your partner is hiding a phone number or email address, that’s very suspicious. This is different from a work number or email address; after all, you probably at least know about those. Rather, you should be on the lookout for email addresses and phone numbers that you’ve never heard of.

It’s especially damning if you see an email address that uses a fake name or another identifier that you’ve never heard of before. That could mean that he or she is intentionally trying to keep it secret. In those cases, it’s unlikely that you’ll find the email address through a simple Google search or just by chance. For a better chance at finding it, try PeopleFinders.

With PeopleFinders, you don’t have to mess with searching all over the internet to find information about your partner. PeopleFinders has records for millions of American adults right at your fingertips, possibly including current and past phone numbers or email addresses that belong to your significant other.

Just perform a people search to try and look up your partner by name, and scroll through any information you find. If you see any phone numbers or email addresses you don’t recognize, it might be time to have a talk.


You shouldn’t always be suspicious that your partner’s cheating on you. That can have damaging effects on your relationship, and is bound to drive you crazy. However, it’s good to be aware of any warning signs that could indicate cheating at work. Then, if you want to catch that affair in its early stages, start your investigation by searching for your partner’s information at PeopleFinders.

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