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You Will Need
- A nagging suspicion
- Access to their computer
- And sleuthing skills
Notice clues like more "late nights at the office," time on the computer (especially at night, when chat rooms get going), interest in appearance, mysterious phone calls, and abrupt hang-ups or computer shutdowns when you walk in.
Prick partner's conscience
Try to prick your partner's conscience by saying how proud you are to have an honest relationship where you can tell each other anything. How do they respond—are they nervous or comfortable?
Use partner's computer
Tell your significant other you need to use their computer because yours is broken. Check the user's browsing history, which usually appears as a pull-down option onscreen, to see what websites they've been on. If the cache has been wiped completely clean, that could be the biggest sign of all. What are they hiding?
Look up lover on social networking sites
Look up your lover on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. See if they've listed themselves as "single," and check out comments and "friends."
Conduct a sting operation
Conduct a sting operation. Using an alias, contact your partner through a free email account. Act like you've already met and say you'd like to hook up in person. If they say yes, they've probably done it before.
Create fake identity
If they use a social networking site, create a fake identity that would appeal to them and then make contact. Flirt shamelessly and dig for information. Do they admit that you, their significant other, exist?
Install spy program
Install a key logging or spy program on their computer. Such programs can record keystrokes, take periodic screenshots, and even discover their passwords.