Men are three times more likely to lie than women. So what is their reasoning behind all this?
Here are six reasons men lie:
1. To protect you
Sometimes men lie because the truth is too painful for their wives to know. If your husband lost his job, had an affair or experienced something traumatic, he might be lying to protect you from the sadness the truth would bring. This is not a good way to deal with the situation, but he could be trying to be considerate of how you will feel.
2. To protect themselves
If a man doesn’t want to get in trouble for something he did, he will sometimes lie to avoid the consequences. Yes, it’s cowardly, but it might be the reason that he is lying — he is scared and looking out for himself.
3. To avoid conflict
If the truth will cause an uproar, he might be trying to preserve the peace for as long as he can. He doesn’t want to deal with the harmful repercussions, so he tries to smooth things out by pretending that nothing happened. Especially if the truth will affect your children, his intention is probably to prevent fighting and frustration.