Are you and your spouse out of sync? Do you just have this sixth sense that things are not right in your marriage? Does your spouse refuse to look at you “eyeball to eyeball;” refuse to let their phone out of their clutches; disappear on a regular basis without any information as to their whereabouts; or has their physical appearance drastically changed? Have you tried talking to your spouse about these changes, but your spouse vehemently denies anything is going on? If your spouse is cheating, what are the signs? I have been practicing family law for almost 30 years, and I have seen many things. Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule, but if and when I hear of the following occurrences in a marriage, my alarm goes up:
Obviously, an isolated incidence of any single act mentioned above does not mean your spouse is having an affair. However, if there is an overall unexplained change in the dynamics of your relationship, then it is time for you to have a conversation with your spouse. Perhaps, your spouse is simply unhappy due to a lack of physical connectedness in the marriage? If that is the case, then by all means engage in counseling and work on the problems. However, if there is an affair going on, then that affair impacts the very core of marriage and has significant legal consequences.
Rose Stout is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She concentrates her practice in the area of domestic law and represents clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, equitable distribution, child support and alimony. Rose has extensive trial experience at the district court level and has spoken at family law seminars on various family law issues....LEARN MORE