I stared at the man I loved with all my heart and waited for him to say something. I was at my wit’s end and ready to call the relationship off. All I desperately wanted, like the songwriter, was for him to say something before I gave up on him. Anything but this blatant lie.
“But you walked up to me, said hi and moved on. Why—” I shoved a fist in my mouth to stop myself from crying. Tears already gathered in my eyes threatened to fall.
He laughed. “Oh my God.” He threw his hands in the air. “I don’t like this.”
How can he just tell lies like this? I looked into his eyes, and he stared back.
“You were just in the Guess shop. I walked in. You said hi and walked out. I saw your sister inside the shop and she said you brought her for shopping.” I swallowed. “This is not even something we should argue about.”
“How can I say hi and walk out? Like I don’t know you. Like you’re not my fiancée but just a stranger? Why would I do that?”
I screamed. “I don’t know. Why would you?”
“Because it wasn’t me you saw. You’re getting me upset.”
I sighed. The tears spilled and I wiped them off. What could I say? This wasn’t enough to start a fight. He didn’t tell me he wasn’t going shopping. He didn’t tell me he had no money. So what was the big deal about this unprovoked, disgusting, barefaced lie?
He’d lied to me several times before but what was it about this wanton denial of a situation that could be easily confirmed.
“Now you start crying like I’m a demon or something.” He pushed his half-eaten meal aside. “Maybe when you have time to think about this, you’ll realize you’re wrong.” He stood.
I looked up at him. “Where are you going?”
“To my house. I don’t need this.”
He strolled to the door, and walked through before I could gather my thoughts. The times he couldn’t wriggle out of his lies, he begged profusely but this was new. Could I cope with this?
I call this #baboon – serial liar. I don’t know what advice I can give, other than for you to pray for him, and try and encourage truth. This means you don’t judge him, when he’s caught in the lie, and you try and be as truthful as possible to show the truth hurts less than a lie. Whew. What can I say?
All the best in your love.