When it comes to relationships, why do we lie? Plus, how to spot a liar.
When it comes to relationships, why do we lie? Plus, how to spot a liar. Despite the warning of countless children's stories, we humans still lie. Has the fear of growing long, wooden noses or becoming a wolf's next meal taught us nothing?
From white lies to whoppers, watch out for these 7 lies men tell.
The topic of trust is an important factor in all matters of the heart—and here's why. Men lie to women. Women lie to men. And most people agree that some lying is even necessary—to avoid petty squabbles and to grease the wheels of a relationship.
Faking orgasms for a good reason, getting revenge with a hooker and do guys snoop?
Why a guy's number (or a girl's) has to be baloney. What to do if he's boring in bed. What college-aged women don't care for in bed. Maybe faking an orgasm is OK from time to time. Getting even with an ex using a Craigslist escort. Do men snoop on their ladies? Poker star Vanessa Rousso tells you how to tell if a guy is lying. It is possible to change a man. When is it appropriate to bring up the past (sometimes never)? Are all dudes intimidated by tough cookie women or just timid dudes? Why are girlfriends-on-the-side unable to keep quiet? And are celebrity wedding vow renewals terrible or what?
How to avoid distrust in relationships and repair damage caused by dishonesty.
In movies and media, a woman's lies are often something to laugh about. Who can't think of a wife who hides her shopping sprees or how much she charged on the credit card? We spoke with psychologists who say even the faintest of fibs can lead a relationship down a bad path. Even these little, laughable lies can erode the sense of trust and honesty in the relationship over time.
Nightline attempts to show the many faces of infidelity, but really only reveals two.
Four perspectives on cheating were supposedly presented on the Nightline debate last week, but only two really materialized. The first: God doesn't like cheating. And the second: cheating is fine (maybe even good) for a marriage.
How to spot a liar: four sure-fire signals that you haven't been using.
Most of us think we know the telltale signs of a liar—shifty eyes, sweating, a long, winding story that seems highly improbable. In reality, however, there is not one behavior all liars exhibit and some behaviors we associate with lying could mean something else entirely. Because of this, few people are very good at spotting liars. But deciphering a liar from a truth-teller is not completely hopeless; it just isn't as easy as is seems.
One way technology is making infidelity more seamless than ever before.
One way technology is making infidelity more seamless than ever before. There's an app that allows you to find an adulterous partner with a few taps of the keyboard – or handheld device. A website named AshleyMadison.com is a dating site specifically for committed individuals who want to cheat, and now it can be accessed by Blackberry and iPhone, reports Jeremy Caplan in this week's Time magazine.
Some things in a relationship are better out in the open, but many should be kept hidden.
How much do you really need to know? Sure, if I strongly suspect a boyfriend is cheating and lying about it, I'll poke around, but by that point it's just to confirm what I already know. I trust my current man, but I also know there's a lot about his past (and probably present) that is a complete mystery and I'm fine with that. Discuss: I snooped! Which was worse - snooping or his lying? Can't seem to move on...
This is the part where I confess to all of you what most people in my life have no idea about. I think what I have done is sneaky and dishonest. It may make me a horrible person. That didn't stop me from doing it. I got married at 20 years old. The pudgy, plain 20 year old who was so excited to have someone look at her that she didn't take the time to see if the man was right for her. We had a whirlwind courtship and were married in a wedding chapel 7 months later with six people in attendance. Things turned ugly very quickly. Charlie (not his real name) had a volatile temper and was more often than not without a job. We were always struggling financially and I would shrink from his violent temper. It eventually escalated to physical abuse. He once knocked me to the ground and wrestled me against it to keep me from going to church. He alienated me from my family, forbidding me to go and see my mother. I tried