How Do People Actually Lie to Each Other?
"Half the truth is often a great lie."--Benjamin Franklin
Deception can take so many different forms that it is impossible to describe all the ways that lovers can mislead each other.
It is much easier to describe the basic verbal strategies that people use when lying, rather than list all the possible forms that deception can take.
What Counts as Cheating?
In a very broad sense, cheating involves betraying a partner’s expectations about the type of contact they have with others.
When a husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, violates one’s expectations about what is appropriate, people feel betrayed. Keep in mind that relationships are not based on logic, but they are influenced by our emotions.
Accordingly, cheating is difficult to define because people differ in the type of contact they feel it is appropriate for a partner to have with someone else.