One of the defining factors that can make or break any relationship is trust. Trust is one of the foundations that any relationship is built on, whether romantic or otherwise. Trust provides the partner comfort and assurance as well as a sense of security in the relationship. While trust is easy to gain, once it is lost, it can be hard to rebuild. Lying to a partner is one way to break that sacred bond of trust in a relationship. Trust can be rebuilt but of course, your guard will be up from now on, how would you know if your partner will break your trust again or not?
Little white lies may seem harmless but it can be a gateway to develop a habit of telling lies, how can you be sure if your partner is a pathological liar or not? Pathological liars have developed the habit of lying at an early age and have continued ever since. They are so good at lying that you can’t even tell the difference between truth and lies, unless you subject them to a lie detector test.
The entire relationship was a lie
It can really be hurtful to know that your partner has been lying to you the entire duration of the relationship but it can be worse to stay in a relationship built entirely on lies without you even knowing it until it’s too late. A polygraph exam might be a bit uncalled for but if talking it out doesn’t work; it might be your only option in deciding whether or not you should stay in that relationship.
But what if the significant other can lie himself/herself into passing the exam
That’s quite impossible to do with today’s technology. Of course, you might’ve seen people do it in the movies but that’s just the movies, it doesn’t work like that in the real world. Today’s high-tech polygraphs coupled with experienced examiners make it hard for people to lie their way out of the exam even if they are some of the best liars in the world. The examiners are keen to identify the reading of the polygraph and determine whether or not the person in question is lying or not, your lying significant other can lie through the skin of his or her teeth and the examiner can still catch them lying.
But what if the person in question alters the results by acting all nervous
Right off the bat, the examiner can determine the difference between the readings due to nervousness and the readings due to lying, in which case there is no way out of the polygraph exam than to just come clean and admit to the lies, unless the significant other is actually telling the truth.
The examiners are more than capable of determining whether or not the person/s in question is lying or not since they have undergone professional training and went to polygraph school just to do so.
It can be hurtful and disheartening to know that you’ve been staying in a relationship built on lies but it’s worse to stay in that same relationship to only wake up one morning and realize that it was all a lie.