I guess because of the emotional state you were in when you began this thread you were thinking with your heart and not your head.
Because I feel it is not a very clever thing to start a thread to ask why WOMEN lie. It makes it sound as if they are the only ones who lie. Or they lie more than men. Or that their reasons for lying are totally different than men's.
I think the correct question is: why do humans lie?
But the reasons are so varied and complex I dont think anyone could address this topic in just one thread. (E.g. some people are compulsive liars who do it for deeper reasons than the average person.)
But as it has been said, the MAIN reason I believe people lie is because it is a very easy way to get out of a confrontation or negative experience.
I myself really hate lying and think honesty is of the utmost importance to be a healthy, positive human being. And most of all you should never lie to yourself. I think that is the worst kind of lie and causes much more damage than the basic everyday lies being addressed here.
But once again, sadly I find myself amazed at the negative view of females on this site. I think that possibly because its a male predominated site this is just the natural trend. (Or at least I hope so, and if the majority of regular posters were all female then men would be getting a bollicking right now instead.
But I wonder if its because I live in Australia. Which is a little more behind England and America in terms of sophistication, manipulation and some of the newer negative social attitudes which are slowly becoming a trend (gold digging, playing, skankiness etc etc.) that all the women I know are more innocent than thier other western counterparts. As the women I am constantly hearing about in America and England seem to be complete nightmares.
Then again it could just be my own perception of the battle of the sexes. I really see women as getting the raw deal. Maybe because Ive been around men who have treated women like animals, and also always been around women who have needed a shoulder to cry on.
But I truly believe you need to revaluate your initial thoughts or explain your grievances better Supermangom, as I believe it is not very fair way of asking your question.
Its the equivalent of the next time I am treated rudely by a teenager, I start up a thread asking: why are teens such assholes?
As we all know, assholes come in all ages, colours, religions, cultures and sexes. Just like liars come all ages, colours, religions, cultures AND sexes.