Keep a journal of your
partnerís reported activities. Write down the times, dates,
places, other people involved, excuses given, etc. Your journal
will become invaluable as you compare whatís said with phone
bills, credit card statements, ATM withdrawals, talk to other
people, etc. A cheating partner is likely to change his or her
story, or question your memory, so keeping a record of everything
Keep track of all incoming
phone calls. Record the time and number of all calls.
Go through the trash, wallet,
purse, pockets etc. when they are not around. If your partner is
going to restaurants, bars, movies or anywhere else with their
lover there will be receipts and they will want to get rid of
them. Many times they will get sloppy or hurried and throw them in
the trash at home or hide them in their wallet or purse. If you
find anything that you are suspicious of or cannot explain save it
as evidence or write down the details and put the receipt back
where you found it so that he/she does not get suspicious.
Plan a surprise visit to work,
or come home at unexpected times, or make announcements about
having to work late, but then come home early, etc.
of your partnerís
mileage, receipts, credit card statements, ATM withdrawals
(unaccounted for cash), phone records, etc.
If you can, check your Partnerís call
log. Look for an unusual amount of phone calls.
Keep in mind that cheating spouses often store their loverís phone
number under someone elseís name: a friend, a co-worker, etc.
Never confront your partner
until you're certain that you have enough evidence to make your
case. And never reveal all of your evidence at once. Most cheating
partners will try to concoct a story to fit the evidence
presented. But, if you withhold some evidence, and let your spouse
create a story, it gives you the opportunity to use the remaining
evidence as leverage. And by strategically withholding evidence,
your spouse will start to question exactly how much you know,
increasing the odds that he or she will tell the truth.
If you find anything suspicious, do not confront your spouse until
you're certain that you have enough evidence to get a confession.
Think for a minute about how your partner might try to dismiss
your accusations (e.g., we were just joking around, I was just
flirting, it was a misunderstanding, we are just friends, nothing
happened, etc.). If you can anticipate how your partner is likely
to respond, you can try to gather the evidence you need to counter
what he or she says.
The most important thing to remember here is to be diligent in
uncovering evidence , take detailed notes and save everything.