Ever since most of us were kids, we have been taught not to lie, and it is one of the first things we, as parents, teach our own children. However, while we know it is never ok to lie about the big things, like money or health or relationships, it is also not ok to lie about the small things.
Here are four reasons why you need to stop telling fibs:
1. You will feel less stressed
Even small lies can leave you feeling tense and stressed as you deal with the guilt of what you’ve said. Telling your other half that you didn’t eat the whole bar or that you did go to the gym won’t benefit either of you but it will leave you feeling a hell of a lot worse than if you’d said nothing.
2. Your relationship will fare better
Your relationship will feel a lot healthier as you stop experiencing feelings of stress down to trying to keep on top of your lies. The trust between each other will also be a lot better.
3. It is easy to get into the habit of telling lies
Even if you are telling a little white life so as not to hurt someone’s feelings or to avoid confrontation, it is a lot easier to get into the habit of telling lies and a lot harder to break it.
4. When the lie is exposed your other half can feel disrespected
Even if the lie you told was a little one, when it is exposed, the other person can feel vulnerable and less trusting.
At the end of the day, it is important your recognise why you are lying and what you are trying to hide. If it is starting to become an everyday thing it is important you take a step back and change your ways.