Tips For Men: Lying Might Keep Your Relationship Alive

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Most people can agree that lying is an absolute no-no
when it comes to relationships. At worst, getting caught
in a lie will win you a one-way ticket out the door and a
permanent spot on the sh*t-talking list. At best, it
causes tension. No matter how you spin it, lying usually
ends badly. But according to new research, lying can
actually be an important factor in keeping your
relationship strong. Strange right?.
There are apparently some lies that can bring you closer
with your friends or partner.
The pro-social lies (white lies) and anti-social lies
(deception) on relationships has impacts. Pro-social lies
are ones told to protect another’s feelings or help
someone, while anti-social lies are told to cover up
wrongdoing or gain an advantage.
In other words, lying about how much you like his new
shirt is pro-social; lying about suspicious texts is anti-
social.
While in general, society views lying as bad, most
people would agree that fibbing is acceptable in certain
situations. A balance between honesty and fibbing is
crucial to maintaining a harmonious environment. Yep,
honesty is *not* always the best policy. Knowing when
to fib and when to come clean not only preserves—but
strengthens—connections.
So next time he asks if you love that ’90s metal band
poster, you can feel less guilty when you respond, “of
course, sweetie.”

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