Suspect Infidelity? You are not alone.

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 the unpleasant nature of a cheating spouse and the subsequent 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 for us to remember it is very easy to create a false profile on such social sites as Facebook & Match.com while still maintaining complete anonymity and that any profile can easily be deceiving. As hard as service providers and web pages try to protect their users, the fact remains that anyone can create a phony user profile. What can you do?

Background Investigations have become increasingly popular over the last decade 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 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.

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 people talk about, 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.

Whatever course of action you choose, don’t feel like you have to settle for a companion. If you’re in a relationship, the commitment has to 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. An experienced private investigator can give you options on how to proceed with obtaining the truth.