Anyone who suspects their partner of cheating is probably feeling a lot of emotions: disbelief, anger, distrust, shock, and sadness are all normal reactions. You are in no way responsible for the actions of anyone else except yourself. However, if you have found evidence that your significant other is having an extramarital affair – whether that’s through social media, receipts, or even personal testimony – then you’re likely wondering what to do next. Here are 5 tips on what to do next.

Check your phone records.

If you have a shared cell phone plan with your spouse, check the call logs for numbers that you don’t recognize. Cell phones come with caller ID and call logs, so it won’t take long for you to find out if he or she has been making calls to someone else.

Look for patterns in the way your spouse is behaving.

If your spouse seems unusually angry or withdrawn, they could be hiding something. You might also notice changes in their appearance and behavior. For example, if they suddenly have a new haircut or are wearing new clothes all of the time, it could be because they’re trying to hide something from you.

Give them a pop quiz about their day.

A simple trick that can help you catch a cheating spouse is giving them a pop quiz about their day at work or school. If they’re spending time with another person, then they may have trouble remembering details from their day because they’re focusing more on spending time with this person instead of concentrating on what they did during the day.

Look for gifts.

If your spouse has recently purchased expensive jewelry, electronic devices, or other extravagant items, it could be evidence of infidelity. The same goes if they have paid off large debts or purchased expensive clothes or shoes without telling you about it first.

Change up your routine.

If your spouse has been acting suspiciously, don’t do anything to tip them off that you’re on to them. Instead, change up your routine and see how they react. Don’t give them time to plan an alibi or get rid of the evidence. If they try to cover something up, then you’ve got your proof.

If you’re serious about catching your spouse, you can use all of these methods, but if you’re more suspicious than anything, it might be best to try only 1-2 at a time. In the end, the best way to catch someone who is cheating is to follow your gut. It’s what led you to believe there was an issue in the first place, and it will likely lead you to discover more truth as well.

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