Women are now exposing their partner’s infidelity – using glitter.
Chrissy, a mum-of-two from the UK, shared a cheeky video with a tutorial on how to set up a glitter trap in your partner’s car if you have an inkling he’s seeing someone else.
The clip shows her hiding a sprinkle of pink glitter behind the vanity mirror of the passenger seat’s sun shade.
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“If you suspect your boyfriend is cheating on you, try this,” she said.
If your partner is loyal, you will not find any traces of glitter on the passenger seat.
But if they are cheating, there will likely be glitter around.
A social media trend sees women hide glitter behind the passenger seat mirror shade in their partner’s car. Credit: Chrissy.J
“We all know a girl will look in that mirror at some point,” Chrissy said. “Glitter doesn’t lie.”
The glitter trend has been doing the rounds on social media, with many sharing how the method helped them catch their cheating partners.
Australian relationship coach Louanne Ward says while she loves the glitter trick, there are other subtle ways to catch a cheater.
“Being cheated on is devastating and for most couples is the beginning of the end for their relationship,” she tells 7Life.
“Betrayal is one of the most difficult experiences to recover from.
“The feeling of being so foolish not to see the signs, questioning what’s wrong with you that would make your partner cheat, feeling disempowered and disrespected.
“To avoid these feelings and gain control, there is comfort in knowing the truth and not being the last to find out.”
Australian relationship coach Louanne Ward says cheating is the ‘beginning of the end’ for most couples. Credit: Louanne Ward
She says three are three types of infidelity: micro-cheating, emotional cheating and sexual cheating.
If you’re in a relationship and suspect your partner might be unfaithful, here’s what you can do to end the torture and find out one way or another.
1. Signs of cheating
Look for clusters of these behaviours:
They are not interested in engaging with you, don’t ask about your day, or are completely disinterested.They disconnect physically, not hugging or kissing, the sex has died off, or you’re going to bed at different times.They’re overprotective of their phone, keeping it in sight and taking it everywhere they go.They are creating conflict, ranging from petty disagreements to fully blown arguments.They disappear for periods of time and are unreachable, and of course, when questioned the lies begin.They may try to give the same story but will struggle to be consistent if you ask the question in different ways.They will be defensive to the questions and start accusing you of being paranoid, otherwise known as gaslighting.
2. Interest in movements
Most cheaters don’t want to be caught in the act so they are very interested in your whereabouts, Louanne says.
“They’ll be super vigilant in asking where you’ll be on Thursday afternoon, who you’ll be with, where you’re going or how long you’ll be there,” she explains.
“They will ensure they have a full story of their alibi in return.”
3. Trust your gut
Louanne says you should always trust your instincts.
“Remember if it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, it’s probably a duck,” she explains.
“Make sure it’s your inner voice talking, not a story created from a previous experience.”
4. Check browser history
Louanne says if you are living with your partner, share a desktop or get access to their browser history, you can “find out almost everything you need to know”.
“This will take some time,” she says.
“But start by opening Google and take advantage of autofill.
“By typing in just one letter, you’ll be able to see what your partner has been Googling recently.”
If you’re suspicious of your partner’s behaviours, there’s a chance he’s being unfaithful. File image. Credit: Getty Images/Westend61
5. Look for messaging apps
Louanne suggests looking out for any messaging apps such as Snapchat or WhatsApp that appear on your partner’s phone that they previously haven’t used before.
“These apps all provide more discreet ways to communicate and, with notifications turned off, you’ll be none the wiser,” she says.
“If you want to know if they are using messaging apps you can join and invite their number to join. If they are already using these apps you’ll soon know.”
6. Paper trail of deceit
If your partner is being unfaithful, Louanne says there are “almost always records of purchases” from restaurants, bars and hotels or even unusual cash withdrawals and money transfers via PayPal to suspicious or unknown contacts.
“A quick check through emails or bank statements often all you need to uncover a clear picture of a cheater’s spending habits,” she says.
7. They won’t share their phone
One of the best ways to catch a cheater is by gauging their response when you ask them to share their device with you.
“If you tell them your phone is flat and you need to check an urgent email from your boss or send an email you forgot they will be highly uncomfortable,” Louanne explains.
“Anyone who is cheating will want to protect their phone like a national treasure and do everything in their power not to have you touch it.
“If you manage to gain access and feel inclined to do some snooping, the best place to start is with their email inbox or recently deleted folder.
“However, this method is to see the level of discomfort they have in handing over their phone.”
If they aren’t hiding anything, lending you their phone will be “no big deal”, she says.
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