The lie is always more damaging than the fact it hides.
It’s a simple truth, but one that escapes the liar. What they don’t realise is the discovery of a lie, even a small one, casts doubt on everything else that has been said.
Liars are always found out in the end. You can’t sustain a lie for ever, something will always slip out. If you’d lied about something you did, then eventually you’ll make a reference that doesn’t fit with everything else you’ve said. If you’ve lied about your nature, sooner or later you’ll revert to type, become frustrated or angry instead of being supportive, for instance.
There’s a simple truth here, universally accepted: If someone lies to you, betrays you, cheats on you just once… They’ll do it again. It’s just a matter of time.
If you’re a liar, watch out, you’ll be rumbled. And you can’t talk your way out of it for ever.
Of course, by then it may be too late for the person you’ve lied to.
For a less reactive post, read Thoughts On Trust