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Quiz: Danger Signals to Watch For

1. Is your spouse or partner spending a lot more time away from home—on business trips, at meetings, nights out with the boys or girls? Are lunch hours very leisurely?

2. Is he or she going to work earlier and coming home later? When you call, does the office have trouble tracking your mate down?

3. Do sales conferences or evening classes seem to last longer than they used to?

4. When at home, is your mate restless? Does he/ she suddenly spend an extraordinary amount of time doing “good deeds,” as if to make up for guilt?

5. When you are together, do you find yourself talking less and watching television more?

Tattle Tales

6. Does the name of a particular colleague or neighbor suddenly start cropping up regularly?

7. Alternatively, does someone who used to rate numerous mentions barely get mentioned at all?

8. Does your loved one fill you in on all the insightful or clever comments made over lunch by a friend of the opposite sex? 9. Or start coming up with uncredited opinions and jokes that don’t sound like his or her own?

Cosmetic Clues

10. Has your loved one suddenly discovered a boundless desire to work out at the gym? Or a new dedication to a diet?

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