Whether it’s for the sake of harmony or saving someone from hurt feelings, there are times when couples may find themselves needing to tell a small white lie.
And while both sexes can be guilty of this, women recently confessed to to Mamamia some of the secrets they’ve been hiding from their partners.
From fibs about how much was really spent on clothing to one woman’s admission of how she dealt with a lost piece of expensive jewellery, the women didn’t hold back in revealing all.
Whether it’s for the sake of harmony or saving someone from hurt feelings, there are times when couples may find themselves needing to tell a small white lie (stock image)
One of the biggest reveals came from a woman named Lina, 25, who revealed how she coped with a lost ring which had been a gift:
‘My ex bought me a Tiffany ring and I lost it and then I bought a cheap knock off and just wore that instead because I felt SO guilty.’
While another, Janette said a small lie was called for to save her boyfriend’s feelings after he’d given her earrings she hated one Christmas.
‘I knew instantly I’d never wear them but I was like “Omg, they’re so beautiful”,’ she told him.
Spending too much money on clothing can be a source of tension in a relationship, especially if one person is watching the pennies.
So, to avoid this, a woman revealed whenever her partner asked her how much an item cost she automatically subtracted 20 per cent.
Fibs were also told by women to their partners about what they’d eaten, in particular, if these foods were deemed ‘unhealthy’.
Clare, 39, shared how she’d pretended she’d eaten lunch packed for her by her significant other the truth was she’d actually let it fester.
Not only that, she then ‘treated herself’ to the exact same thing, from the sandwich shop across the road.
Women reveal some of the secrets they’ve kept from their partners (stock image)
Another, Aalia, 20, said she wasn’t averse to covering her tracks when it came to ordering takeout, namely MacDonald’s, on her day off.
‘When he asks what I had, I say leftovers from the freezer.’
Getting on with others, especially your partner’s family and friends, can be tough.
One woman, Lola, 35, revealed how for the first eight years of her relationship she’d made every effort to pretend to like her partner’s family and friends.
She said that pretence had now gone by the wayside and now she’s content to be considered ‘just a mad b*tch’.