A man who truly loves his woman will leave no doubt in her mind that he is faithful to her. However, women sometimes let their insecurities get the best of them.
Here are nine signs to tell if he will ever cheat on you. (These signs also apply to women who would never cheat on their man.)
1. He feels appreciated
When your man feels appreciated, he feels confident in your relationship because he knows where he stands with you. "Thank yous" validate how much you appreciate him. When he feels good about who he is because of your words of affirmation, it deepens the love he has for you.
2. He is trustworthy
If he keeps his word and is reliable, you will have a faithful relationship. Trust and communication are the foundation on which a healthy, lasting relationship is based on.
Small secrets can grow into major problems over time. In fact, secrecy about finances is the top predictor of divorce. When your man discusses debt, bills and shopping sprees with you, he is showing you how much he loves and trusts you. A man who is open about all finances wants to be sure you are provided for.
4. You know his life
When he spends all his time with you, he's showing that he puts you before anyone else. Why would he start a relationship with another woman when you are the one who knows him best? A man who uses "we" instead of "I" or "you" is one who deeply values your relationship and vows to make it last.
5. You know his past
Ideally, he should be open about his past with you. A faithful man is open about his mistakes, especially if he is willing to learn from them. He should also know the boundaries of friendships with other women and coworkers. He values your relationship most of all.
6. There are no warning signs
Wise individuals guard themselves against interactions with any past lovers. If he has extinguished all flames between his exes and he is home with you at night, chances are you won't find many red flags.
7. You stay friends
Your relationsihp shouldn't be purely physical. You should be each other's best friend. Being friends with one another will keep the romance alive with genuine laughter and playful teasing. Friendship fosters respect and trust between the two of you, and it will always outlast lust.
If you are frequently intimate, he will be too busy with you to think about others. Being emotionally and physically intimate with you means the world to him. Simple, every-day acts of affection like kisses and meaningful touches are just as important in keeping your love alive as well.
9. Full disclosure between the two of you
He should tell you anything you want to know. Conversation is open and no topic is off limits. A man who shares his feelings and concerns with you is fully invested in your relationship.
Before your mind wanders to cheating, observe these signs carefully. If he loves you and is invested in the relationship, he will not be offended if you express your concerns. Help him understand where you are coming from so he understands why you are feeling uneasy about your relationship. Don't constantly doubt his intentions. Remember, he chose you for a reason!
Kristina Tieken is a staff writer for FamilyShare, public relations specialist with a love for the fine arts, food and exercise. She enjoys watching movies and spending time with her husband and family.