“It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.” – Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
There are many possible life events for which the human heart is not prepared: death of a loved one; being diagnosed with cancer; falling victim to a mental illness…and so on. The simple yet complex reason for this unpreparedness is that we become so accustomed to a certain way of life. When that life is complicated by a formidable and enigmatic obstruction, we tend to search desperately for answers. Many may even lose hope. Hopefully, we find the wherewithal to search for answers and a solution.
Infidelity is one of those “possible life events” that we are unprepared for. Unfaithfulness is particularly hurtful because the victim – in many cases – has given their love, heart and soul to another human being; all while expecting the same in return. One of the most commonly cited axioms in the medical community is: “prevention is the best cure.” This axiom can be applied to those cohabitating with potential cheaters. Why suffer the consequences when they can be prevented in the first place?
Relationships can be extraordinarily complex. Combined with the individualistic peccadillos that each and every one of us possesses, precaution is a warranted measure when approaching someone with a (real or imaginary) predilection for infidelity.
In this piece, we present 10 signs of a potential cheater. As with any behavior, it can be difficult to decipher the intentions behind it. Relatedly, the more “symptoms” that are present, the likelier it is that a real problem exists.