women talking over coffeeBy Jenna Birch
"These jeans were only $30!" "No, I don't care that your feet are on the coffee table." White lies don't doom a marriage, right? "We don't want to upset, annoy or scare our spouse, so it's easier to lie," says biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of Chemistry.com and Match.com. But fibbing is a slippery slope. "When you lie continually, you won't be able to keep your lies straight. Your husband will find out you're lying, and then there's no trust." And a marriage like that isn't one you want to be in. Here, experts explain common lies women tell, how they can harm the relationship and what you can do instead of stretching the truth. Photo by Thinkstock.
1. "I never talk about our personal life with my friends."
Some women tell their girlfriends about relationship problems, knowing their guys would be upset if they found out. "It's important for spouses to feel like their marriage is a secret, sacred space," says licensed