Technology continues to expand, promising to make our lives easier. But it has also complicated them, especially when it comes to the difficult issue of infidelity.

There is the “old fashion” definition of cheating: the action or state of being unfaithful to a spouse or other sexual partner. But is it just a physical betrayal?

Emotional infidelity refers to behavior that one partner engages in that fosters emotional intimacy in the here-and-now with someone else, and sometimes promotes the possibility of sexual intimacy in the future,” according to Seth Meyers, Psy.D. Because this isn’t a sexually-based connection, and most are hidden from partners, there are fewer opportunities to detect the behavior.

And then there is cyber infidelity, which can be ambiguous in relationships that began online.  Is intimate messaging through social media, sexting in a chat room, or watching porn alone something that you and your partner would consider “cheating?”

So what is considered cheating? Here’s a plain definition: If you are not meeting the time, attention, or emotional needs of a primary relationship that you have committed to, and thus breaking the trust of that partner with someone else.

As difficult as the conversation will be, speaking with your partner and establishing what defines “cheating” will not only help establish a foundation for your relationship, but will also set the boundaries for the relationship to grow within. Leaving gray area will only breed suspicion and erode trust.

Unfortunately, some emotional and cyber infidelity can lead to the original infidelity. If cheating has impacted your life that surveillance is necessary, Trustify offers a range of domestic and infidelity investigation services, conducted by our fully-vetted and experienced team of private investigators.

Following an initial consultation, we can help you decide how much to delve into a discreet investigation – is this a matter of some general sleuthing through dating sites, or is a more in-depth investigation needed for legal reasons?

We will match you with the best qualified investigator and through our leading edge platform, you will be able to monitor the progress of the investigation and will receive a final, thorough report of the findings.




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