According to some research I came across, we lie 2 to 3 times every 10 minutes - even more when it comes to love. Caring and fearing are the two most common reasons for lying.
“Its the law of obedience which produces the necessity of lying in children” - Jean-Jacques Rousseau. And parents lie to children to help them believe in themselves - “You can be whatever you want to be” “Other kids are just jealous of you”.
Those most betrayed by the lies of lovers are those who have the most unrealistic expectations about truthfulness. Honesty and deception - should they be practiced in moderation? As someone recently said, “Love is a greater good than the truth… don’t worry about ferreting out the truth; take care of each other instead.”