How to deal with certain behaviors and habits of your charge.

Dealing With Accusations of Infidelity

Dealing With Accusations of Infidelity


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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