DP is a delivery driver he usually gets home 7.30 - 8.00 a few times over the past two weeks he has been coming home much later than that, he claims to have went and see his mum/other family member or a friend. I suspect cheating because he has been switching his phone off which he never does.
Sorry to say it but you're probably right. When a person suspects their partner is cheating they usually are. Sorry to be blunt as this must be very difficult for you. What are the other symptoms of something wrong in your relationship that make you think this? X
It is a few weeks before Christmas, I'd imagine delivery drivers are also working longer. Why automatically think it's another woman? What's your relationship with your mil like, could you ask her if he was there? It's a huge jump from late from work a couple of times to cheating without any other signs or issues.
MIL would cover for him if he was cheating?! That must be a pretty awful relationship you have with her.
I wouldn't jump to conclusions but I would definitely be a bit wary. There could be other explanations though, someone could be bothering him, he could be sick of being bothered in the evening by work etc?
Could you try asking him innocently (I.e. Not as though you're accusing him of cheating) to keep his phone switched on so that you can contact him in an emergency because you are pregnant. I'd say something along the lines of 'it's probably my hormones making me worry unnecessarily but it would give me peace of mind to know at I could contact you if something went wrong'. His reaction to that should tell you something.
Yes delivery drivers will be working more, but he didnt say that, he said he was visiting people. that in itself isnt an issue but to suddenly start doing it when he has never done it before is odd. That coupled with the phone issue would have me on the side of yes, he is probably up to something he shouldnt be.
I spent years ignoring my instinct, now I listen to it and every single time it has been right
None of us can tell you if he's cheating or not. You're not prepared to ring his mum. You can't get into his phone. You say if you ask him there will be an argument.
OTOH if this carries on then I can imagine you will get very stressed, which is not what you want when pregnant.
What do you feel is best for you to do now?
TBH if you're already having arguments I'd probably tell him that staying out long after the end of his shift without notifying you is shit behaviour, and turning his phone off is shit behaviour, and see what he says to that.
If he flies into defensive mode then I'd be suspicious.