In Summary
  • Maybe they’re forever ‘Missing In Action.’
  • Or ghosting you.
  • Or their body language seems off, like they avoid eye contact, seem nervous, or behave strangely.

Are you wondering whether your partner is lying to you? Maybe their stories don’t add up. Or when they tell you where they’re going, you suspect they’re actually somewhere else.

Maybe they’re forever ‘Missing In Action.’ Or ghosting you. Or their body language seems off, like they avoid eye contact, seem nervous, or behave strangely.

Your questions about where they’ve been or who they’ve been with are met with vague or defensive answers.

Or they avoid a discussion altogether, by going silent or storming off.

But your partner could be behaving oddly for any number of reasons. So do nothing until you’re absolutely sure.

Because without proof, your accusations will always be denied. And those denials can be worse than the original lies. Your partner will also start covering their tracks, which will make it far harder to discover the truth.

YOU'LL CATCH HIM IN THE ACT

But eventually you’ll catch them in the act. Or find something concrete, like a receipt showing they were somewhere they said they weren’t.

How should you react then?

You’ll almost certainly feel angry and hurt, and will be tempted to lash out. But fighting’s definitely counterproductive. So first try to understand why your partner’s lying. It might be through insecurity, fear, shame, or just because this is how they’ve always lived their life. That doesn’t justify their lies, or mean you don’t have every right to be upset. But trying to understand their behaviour will help you to keep calm and stay in control.

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