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25 Things It’s OK To Lie About

Eh, sure, lying excessively or about really important stuff isn’t cool, but fess up — we all tell a white lie or two every once and a while, sometimes because it’s genuinely better than telling the truth. Here are 25 things you really shouldn’t feel all that bad about lying about. Keep reading »

15 Lies We Should Stop Telling Each Other (And Ourselves)

Today is National Tell The Truth Day, and it’s time to get real. Stop lying! Some people (us included) love to beat around the bush or zip their lip while their friends make serious mistakes. Hate the bridesmaid dress you have to wear? Tell the bride (unless it’s the day of her wedding). Listening to your girlfriends whine about shady men? Remind them they deserve better! Whether you’re dealing with fashion disasters, diet choices, or relationship problems, here are all the lies we simply must stop telling each other and ourselves. Keep reading »

Lies In Love, Marriage, And The Sanford Scandal

A little bit of distrust goes a long way. In the wake of the Sanford scandal I am trying to get a better handle of why we lie and how we can tell if someone is telling us the truth. My interest piqued during the political scandal of the Italian Prime Minister. However, it began several years ago when a male friend of mine began telling me stories about a new woman in his life.

I was a good listener until he asked the question, “So what do you think?”

Did he really want to know that she lying and manipulating him? Continue reading Keep reading »

Lying About Plastic Surgery Is Bad

A 38-year-old woman had an expensive laser procedure done to her face, but beforehand, she told her husband she was merely getting a facial. When he found out what a mega-big deal it was, he flipped out. The woman thought it was a harmless fib, but relationships expert Dr. Pam Spurr says even a little white lie isn’t good for a relationship. “What was really going on? She felt defensive about trying to hold back the hands of time, confiding that she didn’t want her husband to know how much she worried about facial lines. As if her husband wasn’t aging along with her!” See, what she really should have done was asked her husband whether he wanted his face worked on, too! [The Times, U.K.] Keep reading »

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