Your boyfriend is acting strange. He's been late to pick you up a few times recently, and he seems withdrawn and quiet while you're together. He's always been quick with a joke, and talkative. But now, it's like he's eager to get the date over with. Then you begin to notice the phone calls. More and more often, his cell phone rings while you're together, and he needs to step away to talk quietly to the voice on the other end. He never used to do that.
Suspicions are growing, and you need to somehow put your mind at rest, or it's going to blow up into an argument. You've never had a real fight, and you don't want it to go there, but the more you dwell on the clues you've seen, the more you're wondering if he's seeing someone else. Where do you start? What do you do or say to relieve the stress? One of the simplest, and most effective actions you can take under these circumstances is to start with the "mystery cell phone caller." Why? Because you can accomplish this without any confrontation at all.
Simply find out what number keeps calling, and write it down. Later, when you're alone, go to one of the sites online that offer a reverse cell phone lookup. These sites are becoming more common, although they didn't even exist a short time ago. By entering the number and paying a small fee, you are provided with the name of the cell phone's owner, their address, and many other pieces of information from the public record about the individual. If she's a potential home-wrecker, you have the facts to use as you see fit. If it's purely innocent, you have the peace of mind you were looking for.
This same technique can be very useful under the more serious situation of marital infidelity. If the same scenario described above occurs in a marriage, it can result in tremendous heartache and even legal action, especially when children are involved. Avoiding the rigors of suspicion and arguments and regaining peace in the home is truly important. If your spouse is giving you cause for concern, you may choose to use the reverse cell phone search for the same reason. Then, when you determine the mystery caller is a potential threat to your marriage, use the facts you have learned as a basis for discussion with your spouse. If you find the mystery caller is completely harmless, this too can serve as a basis for meaningful conversation, letting your spouse know how their behavior made you feel. In both cases, the simple use of an inexpensive online search brings peace during a difficult time. And who can put a price on that?