Knowing when someone is lying to you isn't always easy, but it's important to spot — because even tiny untruths can slowly erode a relationship. "Small lies are not small. Small lies are big lies,” celebrity relationship expert, Audrey Hope, tells Bustle. “If someone can venture into this territory or can stick their toes into a place of untruth, then lying is their ‘thing.’ Their relationship was not built on integrity, and therefore will not survive.”
The tricky part is that people who lie a lot are usually better at it than people who hardly ever lie — so if you're dating someone who's a cool and collected liar, you might not realize that they're doing it. Even when you think you've caught them, they may do a damn good job of talking you out of it.
Luckily, there are some signs that may help give away the habits of even the greatest of liars. If you know what it looks like when someone gets caught in a lie, you'll be more likely to trust yourself next time you stumble onto something. Here are some ways you can tell if you've caught your partner in a lie — even if they'll never admit it.