“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Infidelity is a devastating issue that can wreak havoc on relationships. Whether you have been the victim of infidelity, suspect your partner is cheating or simply want to educate yourself on the topic, understanding the different types of infidelity is paramount. From emotional infidelity to physical infidelity, we will explore each of the six types of infidelity and what they entail.

1. Emotional Infidelity:

Emotional infidelity occurs when one partner forms a deep emotional connection with someone else outside of their relationship. This can include sharing intimate details, confiding in the other person and turning to them for emotional support. Signs of emotional infidelity can include spending excessive time on the phone or social media, secrecy and withdrawing emotionally from their partner.

2. Physical/Sexual Infidelity:

This is the most widely known form of infidelity and involves engaging in sexual or physical contact with someone other than your partner. Signs of physical infidelity can range from unexplained absences to changes in sexual behavior.

3. Cyber-Cheating:

With the rise of social media and technology, cyber-cheating has become increasingly common. It involves engaging in inappropriate conversations, exchanging nude photos or having cybersex with someone other than your partner. Signs of cyber-cheating can include excessive screen time, secrecy and sudden changes in online behavior.

4. Intellectual Cheating:

Intellectual cheating occurs when one partner becomes emotionally attached to someone else due to their shared intellectual interests. This can include engaging in debates or philosophical discussions. Signs of intellectual cheating include prioritizing time spent with the other person over time spent with their partner.

5. Romantic Infidelity:

Romantic infidelity involves engaging in romantic gestures or behaviors with someone other than your partner. This can include dates, holding hands and flirting. Signs of romantic infidelity include secretive behavior, giving excessive gifts or attention to another and keeping the other person a secret from their partner.

6. Micro-Cheating:

This type of infidelity involves engaging in small, seemingly innocuous behaviors that can be interpreted as being unfaithful. Examples can include liking photos on social media, sending flirty texts or emojis or maintaining contact with an ex. Signs of micro-cheating include secrecy and making excuses to hide the behavior from their partner.

Infidelity is a complex issue that can have serious consequences for relationships. The different types of infidelity can vary in their severity, but all can be damaging. Understanding the signs of each type of infidelity is key to identifying potential problems in your own relationship. If you suspect your partner of infidelity, consider hiring a private investigator. Bulldog PI can conduct surveillance, investigate cyber activity and gather evidence that can help you make informed decisions. When you need the truth, Bulldog PI can help you get the information you deserve in Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and surrounding areas.