Those Damned Little Lies You Tell Your Spouse

OK, fess up. Do you lie to your spouse? Or to yourself? Bet you will have fun with this one. Where is honesty on your VIA 24 Signature Strengths Survey? Lie, deny, alibi? How do you want to show up in your life?

Let’s be clear: I’m not talking about the big, ugly, deal-breaking deceptions—lies that, if exposed, could destroy a relationship.

I’m talking about the fibs and feints and little white lies that serve as a social salve and help a relationship run smoothly. You know what I mean.

And you know that even in the best marriages and romantic relationships, we sometimes fail to tell the truth. After all, we have plenty of reasons not to.

Lies, Damned Lies and Lies You Tell Your Spouse