Real-life relationships are never going to be picture-perfect. And that’s just a fact that you’re going to have to learn to accept as early as now. The truth is that relationships these days are always so messy and complicated. There are practically no relationships in this world that don’t experience their fair share of hiccups and hurdles. You are always going to encounter a few imperfections in your relationships and that’s okay. That’s perfectly normal.
One essential aspect of any kind of relationship is trust. However, trust isn’t necessarily something that is going to be perfect every single time. A lot of times in relationships, couples aren’t going to be completely honest with one another in a relationship. And that can either be a good or bad thing. Ideally, we always want to be honest with our partners in our relationships. We always want to be open with them. We want to be as transparent as possible. However, we live in the real world. And in the real world, honesty isn’t always going to be the best policy. A lot of us are going to be prone to telling a few lies here and there. And in relationships, it’s the same thing. You aren’t always going to be honest with your partner; and your partner isn’t always going to be honest with you. That’s life.
However, if you really look into relationships and you study the patterns that are laid out for you, then you will find that people in relationships tend to lie about typically the same things. You are going to find that when people are dishonest in a relationship, they are usually dishonest about the same kinds of topics and issues. There are certain trends that emerge and if you really think about it, it’s not all that hard to see why that would be the case.
So, if you’re interested in knowing about the things that your partner could be lying to you about, then you’ve come to the right place. This article is going to highlight some very specific things that couples tend to lie about in their relationships. Most of the time, these lies can be harmless. But it all depends to what degree and what kind of relationship you have.
1. Your home cooking.
Unless you’re a world-class chef or if you actually cook for a living, it’s likely that not all of your experiments in the kitchen are going to be a big success. And unfortunately for your partner, they’re going to have to be your guinea pigs. They’re going to be able to taste your successes; and they’re going to get to experience your culinary mishaps as well. But they wouldn’t want to hurt your feelings. So they just tell you that they enjoy your food even if they don’t.
2. Your partner’s whereabouts.
It’s normal in a relationship for someone to want space and privacy every once in a while. And when your partner is asking for that space and privacy from you, you should be able to give it to them. However, you’re going to want to give in to your temptations and ask them where they are or what they’re doing. But the whole point of privacy is to be free from your questions. Don’t be surprised if they give you false answers here.
3. Your partner’s spending habits.
Maybe he’s just bought a really expensive Rolex and he’s not ready to tell you about it yet. Maybe she went on a shopping spree at Prada and she spent more than what she should have. Whatever the case, we all go on little splurges every once in a while. And a lot of times, these splurges are unjustified. They will not want to tell you right away about what they’ve been buying behind your back – and so they’re going to keep these things a secret for now.
4. Your partner’s internet activity.
You can’t always trust what your partner has been using the internet for. Maybe they’ve been doing something serious like chatting things up with a potential romantic third wheel. Or maybe it could be something as innocent as watching porn. Whatever the case, they’re not going to be telling you about all of their online adventures and habits.
Of course, at the end of the day, you would want to promote complete honesty in a relationship. And you will be tempted to confront your partner about their lies if you suspect that something is wrong. But you also have to be judicious in this. If you think that they are lying to you but their lies are merely harmless, maybe you should save yourself the drama and trouble. Maybe a confrontation just isn’t worth it at this point. Again, you want to promote as much honesty as possible. But there are also some fights that are just not worth having anymore.