jamie7 Posted May 5, 2010 Share Posted May 5, 2010 I've come here, because I've just recently caught myself stretching the truth/lying, and realize I've done it quite a bit. I'm 21, and want to stop this now. The things I lie about are never big things - I couldn't do that. I don't lie about who I'm with, my whereabouts, things about other guys, my values and beliefs, really things of importance. But things like...lying to my ex-bf (who I am talking to again) about having been to a museum to impress him, about having seen a movie, or saying something insignificant happened to me when it happened to the person next to me, or saying something happened a couple of weeks before it actually did. I told these little lies or embellished stories within the first couple of months of the relationship for the most part. The things I say are so insignificant. I'm kicking myself! Since realizing this, I have not lied. If I feel myself about to stretch the truth or lie, I stop myself or quickly make it right and tell the truth. I realize that I do not have to lie to impress. I am just so embarrassed that I felt that way at another time. Do I go back and tell people about the each of the insignificant things I've lied about (that I actually haven't seen that movie or been to the museum, but my friend has and told me about it), or do I continue to move forward as I have been? These things have probably been forgotten now. I know that people tell white lies, or say things to impress - but I don't want these small things to bite me in the end. I want to be able to be trusted - I am faithful and a good friend, but have told really stupid little lies. I am working my hardest not to anymore. Link to comment
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