The worst thing a person could ever do in a relationship is lie. Yes, LIE. Whether it’s a good lie or bad, one should avoid as much as they can. It might suck but this is a practice that is too common if we talk about relationships. Yup, in simpler words, frustrating.
Lying is lying no matter what and we all know for a fact that it could end up hurting the other. For some, lying is so deeply ingrained in them that they often don’t even realize that they are lying!
According to a study, 60% of adults can’t go 10 minutes without telling a lie. That’s unbelievable but it’s actually true! Some people lie all the time from things big to small. However, it is important to know the difference between a harmless fib and a heartbreaking truth.
But, why do people actually lie in the first place?
Let’s find out why people actually lie in a relationship and well, you’d be surprised to know why! It would be better that you take notes and start thinking about your relationship!
This is one of the most common reasons why one would lie. People often lie to cover up their insecurities. But to avoid this, ask yourself, “What would happen if I tell the truth”?
2. Avoiding accountability
This practice is most common in men. It has been observed that men lie to escape accountability whereas women often lie to make someone feel better.
3. Not hurting their better half
Most of the time, lies are often told to not hurt the other person. Such lie could be as small as disagreeing to the person when they ask if they’re annoying and you end up saying ‘No, not at all”.
Some times, lies are often motivated by a desire/urge to make the other do something or probably make a decision in the favor of the person who’s lying. And little do they know how disrespectful this can be.
Lying out fear begins at an early age. Fearing what the outcome of the situation might be, fearing what others might think and fearing the consequences, in general, can lead to lying.
6. Because they’re clearly cheating
Being cheated on by someone you truly love is one of the most difficult things one faces in life. It’s true, trust doesn’t come easy. It takes years to build someone’s trust can second to break it. And it is indeed impossible to repair it.
7. To avoid embarrassment
There are certain things that one doesn’t feel comfortable talking to about with their partner. If a question pops up regarding that particular topic, the other partner would lie and end simply end up fibbing or creating stories.
What liars don’t realize is that their fibbing habits could actually force them into parting ways from one another. It is the only thing that could break your loved one’s trust.
If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, don’t miss out on these red flags. Communicate with your partner and try to get comfortable. Who knows, you wouldn’t ever feel the need to lie! Good luck!
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