I started lying to my girlfriend because I didn’t know how she would react to me going out drinking with my friends. She then found out and how I’d feared she’d react was how she reacted – not because I went out drinking with my friends but because I had lied.
Since then, because my girlfriend now has a bad association with me going out drinking with my friends, I always lie. No matter how many times I try to stop myself going out or lie, I always end up doing it. I justify it to myself by saying “I only went out for a couple of hours” or “I came home early” but I still fail to tell her that I went out at all.
I have been trying to stop for the duration of our relationship but I don’t know why I can’t stop.
I hope this confessions can finally be the start of the end of the lying.