08-06-2008, 03:41 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
| | Re: Does this text mean he's cheating?
Originally Posted by hopingiamwrong
DH was home at a time he would normally not be. He received a text message and glanced down at the display, which showed the text sender was "terri". We don't know a terri. (I was right next to him and saw this because we were looking at something together on the computer) After we finished what we were looking at, I asked him if he was not going to read the text. He said he did not know who it was from. He did open his phone then, and it was just an animated text..not a biggie. But what caused me to be alarmed was the fact that someone he did not know showed up as "terri" being the sender? Is that possible? Don't you have to have someone in your contacts for their name to appear as sender? I know if I receive a text from someone not in my contacts, the sender is listed as the phone number it is coming from...not a name. I have a really strong gut feeling about this, BUT there has been nothing else to make me suspicious and I hate to accuse if I am wrong.
If this is the one and only time, I'd say its jumping to conclusions. Give him the benefit of the doubt and forget it. I have actually had some people call me that show up by name that are not in my address book. I don't know why or how so I think this is not enough to go on. If it truly bothers you, look at the phone bill. The number will show, if its multiple times then I'd ask. If not, then you have nothing to worry about. Also he could be on a mass mail list (i.e. work) and it was not sent to him personally. I think I would not worry.