dishonest relationship, honesty, kindness
The healthiest relationships have a high degree of trust. However, it is surprisingly easy to be deceptive in an intimate relationship. Research has shown that about 10% of interactions between intimates contain deceptive elements, like exaggerations, excuses, or other lies. Not surprisingly, these have a distancing effect. But are all deceptions damaging? Isn’t it kind to protect each other from painful truths? It may depend on the motive.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whiting, Jason B., "Is it Ever OK to lie to Your Lover?" (2016). All Faculty Publications. 2700.
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