My girlfriend and I have been living together for a year. Our relationship is good for the most part. Sometimes we argue about small and insignificant things. I wish we found a better way to communicate when this happens. I started coming home for my lunch break a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t tell my girlfriend that I was going home for lunch, because I really like that time for myself. I go home and make a sandwich and sit in front of the TV. Sometimes I play video games and sometimes I watch Netflix. It is really the only time during the day that I absolutely have to be alone. During our routine HVAC appointment last week, my girlfriend decided to upgrade the thermostat to a smart machine. The smart machine has a lot of great features. We can change the temperature in our home from any place using an application on our smartphone or tablet. Another feature of the smart thermostat is being able to monitor when the temperature is changed. I didn’t realize that my girlfriend would be able to track my movements due to the HVAC equipment. When I was coming home for lunch, I was adjusting the AC so it was very cool and cold. Every time the thermostat was adjusted, my girlfriend got a little notification on her phone. After 3 days in a row, she finally accused me of having an affair. I had to carefully explain why I was going home for lunch. Thankfully, she trusts me and knows I would never hurt her like that.