Breach of Trust and Lying in Relationships

Breach of Trust and Lying in Relationships

Question 1

According to the article about the lies of American presidents, there are two types of lies which include forgivable and non-forgivable lies. Forgivable lies involve lying so as to prevent the other party from falling in trouble (Blake, 2013). Besides, unforgivable lies involve lying with the aim of making a step forward which has been impossible on saying the truth. I agree with the article’s idea concerning the two types of lies because there are situations where saying the truth to a partner destroys the relationship. On the other side, untrustworthy partners tend to lie for their own benefits. Thus, the two types of lies apply in normal lives.

Question 2

At least every person lies at one time in life. As such, if I realize that my partner is lying, I will not allow myself to overact before realizing the reasons behind the lies. In this case, I will let the partner explain everything so that I can determine if it is a forgivable or non-forgivable lie. After sorting out the type of lie, I will have to apply problem-solving skill depending on the magnitude of the lie (Suchotzk, 2017).

Question 3

In case I realize that my partner is lying to protect me from a bad situation, I will have to understand to avoid going into deep arguments that can lead to further misunderstandings (Smith, 2015). In most cases, people ruin relationships on discovering the cause of lying. Therefore, I will not ask my partner to explain the cause. Instead, we will discuss ways to strengthen the relationship and avoid the breach of trust. Overreacting exposes anger and other unacceptable actions which could lead to separation.



Blake, J. (2013). Of course, presidents Lie. Retrieved from CNN Politics:

Smith, R. D. L. R. (2015). Relationship 101. Lulu. com.

Suchotzki, K., Verschuere, B., Van Bockstaele, B., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Crombez, G. (2017). Lying takes time: A meta-analysis on reaction time measures of deception. Psychological Bulletin, 143(4), 428.