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Serious Lies

Top 7 Lies That Big-Time Liars Tell Themselves

Bella DePaulo | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

The lies that chronic liars tell others are intriguing, but perhaps even more revealing are the lies they tell themselves. The road to big-time lying is paved with self-deception.

Do Relationships Need Lies to Survive?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I draw a big line between little lies and big ones. Serious lies -- the big time betrayals of trust -- are probably never good for relationships of any kind. Little lies are often a different matter entirely.

Romantic Relationships Are Hotbeds for Serious Lies

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

The BIG lies, the ones we consider most serious, are usually told by and to the people with whom we are most intimate.