Have you ever been falsely accused of something really serious? Something that not only you didn’t do, but you didn’t even think about doing? It’s not a fun place to be. In my case, being in that situation led to my understanding of the reality of communication not being only in the words being said. Communication also reflects what’s really going on in a relationship.
I can guarantee you that this kind of discussion is only superficial. There is always a more truthful story beneath the story being told in a case like this. If you don’t listen well (i.e. strategically,) you’ll never know the truth.
1. Get beyond the words.