If your loved one insists their spouse is being unfaithful:
1. Don’t protest: The accusations seem very real to your partner and they can’t help their behaviour. Don’t deny or try to rationalize. Don’t feel guilty.
2. Adjust Surroundings: Some people, failing to recognize their reflections, will claim to have seen a “strange woman” in the mirror. Covering or removing mirrors can help.
3. Distract: Divert their attention to another activity. Say, “Let’s talk about that after, but first, let’s go for a walk.”
4. Consult your doctor: If non-drug strategies don’t work, medical intervention might be needed to curb delusions.
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