Dealing With Lying and Deception In Romantic Relationships

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In some form or another, whether it is through concealment or fabrication, deception plays a role in all of our relationships. Most people, however, do not like to acknowledge this, especially when it comes to love and romance.

But every now and then, people discover something about a romantic partner which makes the issue of lying impossible to ignore. Making such a discovery can be unsettling because it violates our basic notions about intimacy and trust.

With this in mind, these are the first steps to take in dealing with lying and deception in close relationships:
Confront
If you have proof, bring it to the attention of your significant other. Do not give your guy a chance to find excuses for his actions.

Discuss the situation
Try to discuss the reasons behind the affair.

Seek counseling
See if there is any chance for a saved relationship. Many couples do recover when an affair happens. However, it takes a lot of work.

Decide what to do about the relationship
If you do not feel that you can let go of the affair, it may be time to end the relationship.

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