Is Your Husband Having a Summer Affair?

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The inside scoop on summer infidelity and how cheating husbands hide their summer affairs from infidelity expert Ruth Houston, founder of

Some cheating husbands tack on an extra day or two before or after a legitimate business trip so they can spend the time with their summer love.

Summertime is high season for cheating husbands. According to infidelity expert Ruth Houston, extramarital affairs flourish this time of the year. Houston, founder of infidelityadvice and author of "Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs," says, “Many men view summer infidelity as a recreational sport. Some husbands are seasonal cheaters who only cheat when their wives are away on vacation. Other husbands are opportunistic cheaters who cheat only when there’s an opportunity do so without getting caught.” Houston says that for all three types of cheating men, summer is the ideal time to initiate an extramarital affair.

Most Summer Affairs Go Undetected

According to statistics, 50 to 70 percent of husbands cheat on their wives. Houston says that a good percentage of these affairs take place during the summer months. “Most of this infidelity goes undetected. Studies reveal that 2/3 of the women with cheating husbands have no idea their husbands are having an affair.” Below, infidelity expert Ruth Houston exposes some of tactics cheating husbands use to conceal their summer affairs.

Husbands Play When the Wife is Away

“Many husbands make a practice of sending the wife and kids to the beach, the lake, the country, the mountains, or to visit relatives in another state,“ says Houston. “What’s your husband up to while you and the kids are away? Where is he? Who is he with? How is he spending his time? Instead of sitting home with a pizza and a beer, he could be out wining and dining his ladylove.”

Fictitious Fishing Trips and other Lies

Houston also points out that cheating husbands frequently disguise vacations with their mistress as fishing, camping or rafting trips with the guys. “Men know that outdoor activities and other forms of male bonding are unlikely to be questioned by their wives. Is he really hiking the Appalachian Trail with his buddies? Or soaking up sun in St. Thomas with his summer sweetheart?”

Bogus Business Trips

Houston says that trysts with the mistress are often disguised as bogus business trips. She warns that even valid business trips can provide an opportunity to cheat away from prying eyes. “While he’s attending that summer business conference without you, a budding office romance could blossom into a full blown affair.” Houston advises wives to ask the following question about their husbands summer business trips: Are his trips occurring more frequently or lasting longer than usual? Houston warns, “Some cheating husbands tack on an extra day or two before or after a legitimate business trip so they can spend the time with their summer love.”

Suspicious Separate Vacations

Has your husband suggested (or insisted) that the two of you take separate vacations this year? Where does he plan to go? Who will he be vacationing with? Houston says this is a common ploy many cheating husbands use to lay the groundwork for a summer affair. Will he be living it up in Las Vegas with his lover while you’re enjoying a week of pampering at a spa? Houston advises, “If you have reason to suspect that your husband could be cheating, or making plans to cheat, you may want to re-think your summer plans.”

What to Do About His Summer Affair

If you see telltale signs of a summer affair developing or actually taking place, Houston advises wives to speak up. She says, "Ignoring it won’t make it go away. Let your husband know you’re aware of what’s going on and tell him you want it to stop. If you let him think he’s getting away with his summer affair, he’ll feel free to do it again next year. Worse, yet, he may extend his summer affair throughout the year.” Houston says that even though summer affairs normally have a built-in expiration date, many cheaters turn their summer flings into a permanent state of affairs. She warns, “Your husband could become so attached to his summer love, that he moves in with her or asks you for a divorce.”

How to Prevent a Summer Affair

Does this mean you should forego renting that beach house for the summer or put that 2-week trip to your parents on hold? Houston advises that if you’ve seen suspicious behavior or signs of infidelity during the past few weeks or months, this may not a good time to be away.

But Houston says there are precautionary measures people can take. “If your husband is a recreational, seasonal or opportunistic cheater, don’t make it easy for him to cheat. Stay close to home, keep tabs on him, and stay alert. Safeguard your marriage by putting a few checks and balances in place.” If you follow the suggestions in Houston’s free tip sheet, “How to Prevent or Short-Circuit Your Husband’s Summer Affair, your husband won’t have the time or the opportunity to carry on a summer affair.

To request Houston’s free summer infidelity tip sheet tip sheet, which lists the telltale signs of a summer affair and includes tips on how to short circuit your husband’s summer affair, or prevent him from having one at all, send an e-mail (SummerInfidelity at with "Summer Affairs - prw” in the subject line.

About Ruth Houston:

Infidelity expert Ruth Houston is the founder of, and the author of "Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs," which documents practically every known sign of infidelity. Frequently called on by the media to comment on infidelity issues in the news, Ruth has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, the Toronto Sun, iVillage, MSN Lifestyle, UPI, Newhouse News Service, Reuters, AFP, Yahoo Personals, LavaLife and numerous other print and online media.

Ruth has been a guest on The Today Show, Good Day New York, Ireland’s Late Late Show, CNN, Telemundo, 1010WINS, BBC, CBC, Sirius Satellite Radio, TalkAmerica, Court TV Radio, Power Talk Radio and over 250 other radio and TV talk shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.

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To interview Ruth Houston about summer infidelity, or have her speak to your association or group, call 718 592-6039 or e-mail InfidelityExpert at


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