8 Reasons Not to Lie to Your Spouse ...


8 Reasons Not to Lie to Your Spouse ...
8 Reasons Not to Lie to Your Spouse ...

First of all, before I go any further, I am going to tell you that I am no saint. While I do not believe lying is a bad thing, I have lied before and, while I am not proud of it, it will probably happen again. You know, not BIG lies, but probably little lies. Anyone who tells me that they have never lied in their life is telling a fib. However, I do not recall telling lies to my husband. I give him the same respect that I want in return. With that thought in mind, I am going to give you 8 reasons not to lie to your spouse …

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Please subscribe for your personalized newsletter:


They Will Eventually Find out

Eventually, your spouse is going to find out that you lied. I mean, it may not be right now. It may not even be tomorrow and it might not be next month – it will be someday. It could be five years from now – trust me, your spouse will find out, so there is no need to lie.


You Should Be Able to Tell Them Anything

When you marry someone, I believe you should have trust in them. You should not feel the need to hide anything from them. I mean, come on, you should trust your spouse enough to be able to tell them anything. Take me as an example, I never feel a need to hide anything from my husband – nothing.


This Can Cause Your Relationship to Fail

When you lie and you continue lying, you will lose the trust of your spouse. Do you know the damage this is going to do to your relationship? Eventually, it could cause your relationship to crash down. Things just aren’t the same when someone constantly lies.


Lying in a relationship can also lead to resentment and lack of communication between partners. It can create a toxic environment where honesty and trust are lacking. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, lying in a relationship can also lead to feelings of guilt and shame, which can negatively impact mental health. Furthermore, lying about important matters such as finances or infidelity can have serious consequences, including divorce. In fact, a survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that financial infidelity is a leading cause of divorce in the United States. Overall, lying in a relationship can have far-reaching and damaging effects that can ultimately lead to its failure.


They Won’t Respect You

When you lie to your spouse, they are going to lose trust in you. They will feel as if you do not deserve their respect. Come on, do you respect someone when they lie to you?


No One Will Believe a Liar, Even when They Tell the Truth

I mean, when someone tells me a lie, it makes me wonder whether or not I can trust them. It takes some time before I can believe them again. Even though the individual may be telling the truth, I still have my doubts.


It is Embarrassing when You Are Caught

Not to mention the fact that you will be in deep trouble when you get caught. I mean, even if you do not get in deep trouble, surely, the other half is thinking about the lie that you told them. They are probably wondering why you lied to them and wondering why you felt as if you could not tell them. Point blank, it’s embarrassing when you are caught. It will make you feel little.


Lying to your spouse can have serious consequences, not just for your relationship but also for your own self-esteem. According to a study by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 15% of wives and 25% of husbands reported that they had lied to their partner about money, infidelity, or other important matters. This can lead to feelings of guilt, mistrust, and resentment, ultimately damaging the foundation of a healthy marriage. In fact, research has shown that lying can have a negative impact on both mental and physical health, causing stress and anxiety. It is important to be honest with your spouse and work through any issues together, rather than resorting to deception.


You Aren’t a Good Role Model to Your Children

When you lie, eventually, the news will travel and your children may hear you and your spouse discussing this. I will tell you right now that this is not being a good role model to your children. You don’t want your kids to grow up being liars, do you? Then teach them how bad lying is by setting a good example for them.


It Doesn’t Feel Good

When you tell a lie, it eats at you – constantly. The guilt inside of you builds up and it causes you to feel bad. Surely, you have told a lie before. I mean, come on, we all have told lies in our life – do you recall the feeling you had? Besides, it does not feel good to be lied to.

Those are 8 reasons not to lie to your spouse. Remember, you give what you want in return – right? So, is there something you want to get off of your chest right now? Just because you lie does not make you a bad person, but you can always set things straight by telling the truth.

Top Photo Credit: Blind Spot Jewellery

Feedback Junction

Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

I was wondering, would it be possible to have a "friends with benefit" article anytime soon?? i'd really appreciate it.. :/

Related Topics

avoid mirrors puddles the groundhog loves ice cream bad girls tv series why didnt the world end in 2012 dont mess with old people stay anonymous not fwb why not to drink and drive what do you not like about hometown facebook friends list

Popular Now