Deception And Relationships

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Despite the fact multiple components contribute to the dissolution of a marriage or relationship, one could argue it’s the outdated social views held by copious amounts that constitutes what a successful and happy wedded bliss should look like. Marriage and relationships are not a one size fits all. Marriage or any type of relationship with intentions of building a life or foundation with a significant other is not something for the faint of heart. As with anything in life you must work hard to maintain and work towards helping to make the other person happy all while focusing on your own personal needs and vice versa. Growing up we all experienced different examples of what makes a marriage or relationship work as well as what may or may…show more content…
In our current days riddled with the use of social media profuse amounts are concerned about maintaining a certain image for all to see. It is that certain image that may attract one person to another therefore resulting in a union. There are times though someone is so caught up in the image they’ve seen portrayed they fail to inquire how that image is maintained. Failing to inquire about such things leaves the person in disbelief of the person’s livelihood and therefore revealing at times things that were not known or shown through social media. As stated before deception is all about perception and the intent behind it should be taken into consideration as well before any irrational decisions are made. If a woman has a certain ‘figure’ in her photos online, but is found to use a body shaper or have had enhancements done would that be considered deception? If a man wore a certain brand of clothes and flashed expensive jewelry yet had revealed it was all cheap knock-offs would that constitute as deception? Somebody may use deception to protect themselves from the reaction they fear their partner may have. This is not the case for all and there are a multitude of individuals in relationships who use deception by telling half-truths, exaggerating, keeping secrets, and using manipulations to deceive their partner in order to obtain goals or…show more content…
Lying and betrayal, although damaging to a relationship should be viewed as what the intent behind it was. Just like deception a person may lie because they fear the reaction it may elicit from their partner. This is not always the case and a multitude of partners choose to lie and betray to self-serve and gain something they desire or to maintain something such as a certain persona or perhaps a double life. Lying and betrayal can be the end all for a relationship as one half of the couple is left picking up the pieces wondering where things may have gone wrong or if was something that they did wrong in the relationship and had they known would they have been able to fix it. Social media with its many negatives and positives it contributes to society it has opened us up to a plethora of people from all levels of society. Hence, showing us how even the most desirable starlets or professional athletes and so on are not immune to lies and betrayal themselves. Something that can take many years for the effected to make peace with and move on
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