In the third grade, my teacher accused me of cheating on a writing assignment. Knowing my work was original, I pleaded with her to believe me and change my grade. This was a big deal for my 8-year-old self. But, as an adult, false accusations can cut deeper and feelings don't heal as quickly. Some of the most difficult implications to deal with come from those we love the most, especially romantic partners. If a paranoid SO ever points a judgmental finger at you, consider what to say to your partner if they think you're cheating, because having the right conversation just might save your relationship.
Even though you know you have been faithful, something has set off the Spidey sense in your partner. Hearing that they think you've been cheating hurts, and can put you on the defensive. But if this is a relationship you believe in and want to make work, you're going to have to lay down your shield, put on your big girl pants, and see if you can sort this situation out. Talking openly and honestly with your partner is the only way to resolve this confusion and move on in a positive direction.
Before blowing up and breaking up, try using these five talking points with a partner who thinks you've been unfaithful.