Half-truth, little white lie, fib, falsehood, bend the truth, and bluff. These are just a few of the many names for one of the most damaging things that can occur in any type of relationship. Here is an overview of the damage lies can have on a relationship.
Lying about self can cause the relationship to be built on a faulty foundation
When people tell lies about themselves to new acquaintances in an effort to impress them, they may succeed. However, over time it is more than likely that those lies will be uncovered. For the person that has lied, the time before a lie is uncovered could be torture for a couple of reasons. First, if the relationship grows into anything significant, the person that has lied will want their new friend to know who they really are. Second, the liar will constantly live in fear that their new friend will discover the truth and the relationship will be destroyed.
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