It will come as no surprise that many people who seek the services of a Detective Agency do so because they have suspicions that their partner may be cheating on them. Engaging the services of a Private Detective to investigate is certainly not the first thing that comes to mind when this type of situation arises, in fact as a general rule seeking the help of an investigator will often be a last resort.
Cheating partners are not just restricted to cheating husbands or cheating wives, in fact many clients wish to check on a girlfriend or boyfriend who is acting suspiciously. Some who have been previously separated from someone that they found cheating will often be reticent to immerse themselves in another committed relationship until they have thoroughly checked up on their proposed new partner. whilst many would argue that this is going a little too far, in reality there maybe children involved that have been previously affected emotionally by the break up of the previous relationship. And it is not just the children that are affected emotionally by the aftermath of a broken relationship that was caused by one of the parties having an affair, the adults more often than not will carry that emotional baggage into future relationships.
So, with all this considered, contacting a Detective Agency is often a last ditch attempt to get to the bottom of a situation that is causing extreme emotional stress and worry. Many articles are published in newspapers and magazines, written by Agony Aunts who advocate speaking to the partner about suspicions, although in essence all this will serve to do is to make that partner aware that they are acting suspiciously. Seriously, if a partner is cheating, they are in effect living a lie, so when confronted, why would that partner suddenly wish to start telling the truth! As a rule a confronted cheater will close down even further and will make it far more difficult to ascertain further evidence of cheating. This very fact will also frustrate any subsequent professional investigation into the matter.
Here at Mission Investigations we almost always are asked to qualify the suspicions of a client who thinks that their partner is having an affair. There are so many classic signs such as change in working hours, taking more pride in appearance, change in sexual habits to name but a few, however, in the modern world the most common factor that gives a cheater away is the change in habits with use of their mobile phone. By the time a new client makes that call to our investigation agency, it is almost guaranteed that they are on the right track and by calling they have set the wheels in motion to take back control of the situation they find themselves in.