A fair portion of our work at Down Under Investigations is looking into suspected cheaters and adulterers. Often it starts with your partners change in habits. Suddenly they’re going to the gym a lot more, or are going for more walks, or are getting home from work a little later than usual on a regular basis. Whether it’s fake business trips or golf trips, we’ve heard them all. 

Now, in some cases it’s purely paranoia. And your partner really is away on that business trip. But sometimes they’re not. In fact, a lot of the time they’re not. The following statistics were done by Trustify in 2017, and reveal some pretty interesting stuff:

  •  In over 1/3 of marriages, one or both partners admit to cheating.

  •  22% of men say that they’ve cheated on their significant other.

  • 14% of women admit to cheating on their significant other.

  • 36% of men and women admit to having an affair with a coworker.

  • 17% of men and women admit to having an affair with a sister-in-law or brother-in-law.

  • People who have cheated before are 350% more likely to cheat again.

  • Affairs are most likely to occur two years into a marriage.

  • 35% of men and women admit to cheating while on a business trip.

  • 9% of men admit they might have an affair to get back at a spouse.

  • 14% of women admit they might have an affair to get back at a spouse.

  • 10% of affairs begin online.

  • 40% of the time online affairs turn into real life affairs. 

Do we tell you this to scare you? Of course not. But often it’s a reality that we don’t want to face. Often we don’t want to believe that our spouse, who is often the mother/father of your children, is being unfaithful. 

In the past we’ve seen situations where we’ve identified a cheater and the spouse is aware, but doesn’t want to do anything about it because it’s easier to pretend it never happened. And that’s ok. We’ve not been there for the other days where your spouse has been there and been faithful. 

But often that’s because we don’t want to accept what’s on the other side of our decision to bring it up with your partner.

It’s going to be hard. We don’t doubt that for a second. But on the other side is a life filled with the truth. And that’s a life that you deserve, and it’s a life that your kids deserve. 
If you’re suspicious about a partner or spouse, our services are discreet and accurate, and we’re here to help. But after the information is in your hands, it’s on you.