Hypothetical: Intentional Doubt
So, your wife is torqued off with you. You missed her big office party, you insulted her mother, or you were caught blatantly flirting with someone else...or she thinks you were. Whatever.
Anyway, there is this huge critical mass of resentment and wifey goes out 'with the girls'. She purposefully makes it seem less than innocent: dresses nicer, perfume, fvck me pumps whatever.
And she gets home WAY late and straight to the shower.
She won't talk about it. Maybe she makes sly insinuations. Maybe she doesn't. But she deliberately created 'doubt'.
How would you deal with it? And I'd prefer a more thoughtful response than 'I'd throw her out in a heartbeat' because we are talking a marriage with significant emotional and physical investment.
This is, as stated, a hypothetical, but I've seen women this stupid and I have no idea how someone would deal with this.
The obvious options are 'suck it up' or 'nuclear on her'. I am interested in other options.