If you suspect infidelity in your relationship, you are not alone.
Cheating & Divorce: You may not be surprised to hear that over 50% of marriages end in divorce. This has been the case for many years. I too have experienced a cheating spouse and the turmoil of divorce. Cheating spouses have become a routine concern for many. Often times, even before the marriage takes place. With the birth of the internet and social media, falling for someone without even meeting them has become very common. Loneliness seems to have a strong influence on our good judgement. It is important to remember it is very easy for someone to create a false profile on social sites like Facebook & Match.com and maintain complete anonymity. As hard as service providers try to protect their users, anyone can create a phony user profile. What can you do?
Option one: Background Investigations have become increasingly popular over the last decade. This is due, in part, to the ease of obtaining public records online. Granted, many states and municipalities have made obtaining this information more difficult. However, an experienced Private Investigator can use the information obtained through their paid memberships with quality database companies to complete a more comprehensive report based on more accurate information. It is important to keep in mind that background information obtained online is not entirely accurate and often times needs to be analyzed and compared with other sources to determine what is truth and what is otherwise incomplete raw data. If you have met someone online, or in person, a thorough and complete background check for simple things like criminal records can often be an effective means of finding red flags before making any commitments to your newfound love interest.
Option two: If you have already committed to the relationship and things were fine in the beginning, but now you are starting to see those red flags, perhaps it’s time for surveillance. Covert surveillance is a very effective way to see how your significant-other is behaving when they think you are not watching. Just make sure it’s conducted by an unbiased third party. If information obtained ends up being presented in court, a judge will not look favorably on information obtained by a friend or relative. After all, you don’t want to taint any evidence with accusations of stalking or harassment.
Just remember: Whatever course of action you choose, don’t feel like you have to settle for a companion. If you are in a relationship, the commitment must come from both parties. And aside from financial safeguards, personal safety and health concerns must also be considered if you plan to spend the rest of your life with the one you have chosen. As an experienced private investigator, I can give you options on how to proceed with obtaining the truth.