We were all brought up to be sensitive to the feelings of others, there is no need to tell the truth all the time especially if the truth is going to hurt somebody. The average person lies twice a day and that was admittedly to coworkers and those types of relationships. But, what if you were to tell the truth to your romantic partner? Would you really want them to be honest about your hair cut if they don’t like it? Sometimes, a lie is necessary, especially in romantic relationships.
- Many people prefer that their partners conceal painful truths from them. They want their partners to lie to them.
- In romantic relationships, there is an expectation of sensitivity and care toward partners, and there is also a high expectation of honesty.
- In one study, the researchers found that people lied in about 10 percent of their interactions with spouses.
“That fact of life leads many people to bury their heads in the sand and ignore the reality of the world”