MANY women have mastered the art of separating their lives — the dedicated wife and attentive mother at home and nothing short of a player on the streets.
And in order to maintain their split personalities, a number of lies come into play to keep their stories intact as best as possible.
This week we ask women some of the lies that they have told about love, sex and the other man.
Tony-Ann M, 34:
You meet a man who's willing to support you and your pickney, and no matter how he's repulsive — bad breath and fat 'til you can hear him breathing a mile away — you tell him how much you love him and how he looks hot! So you take his money and just know you have the man that you really love on the side.
Paula C, 34:
I've told a guy I loved him just because I wanted him to stick around and continue to be a good provider. I was in college and working and needed him to help make ends meet. As soon as I graduated I broke it off though.
Shelly W, 30:
I told my current boyfriend that he's the only one I've felt this way about. In fact, I'm still in love with my last guy, and if he just says come, I'll run to him.
Donnette S, 26:
I always say 'I love you' but I haven't met a man yet that I actually mean it about.
Ann G, 34:
'It was the best I ever had!' Yeah right!
Julie A, 34:
'Yes hun, I'm soo enjoying this'. While in my mind: 'Can he just hurry up and get it over with?'
Shauna B, 22:
Whenever I meet a new man and he asks if I have had certain pleasures before, I always say no, even after I've had it a zillion times. It makes him feel he's the first to introduce me to new territory.
Audrey S, 23:
When sex is the worst but because you want the money you tell him it's the best you've ever had. I know about that.
Tamara N, 27:
I'll say, 'You are the fourth guy I've been with'. In fact, the number of men I have slept with drop off the calendar all 10 times over!
Nekeisha M, 28:
'Since we've been together I've never had sex with anyone else'...sure!
The other man
Marion M, 41:
I tell the other man about the main man but not the main man about the other man. That's how they play it so you have to play it that way too. When you do that you have no need to lie. Just make sure you cover your tracks and don't let the main man find out!
Kerry-Ann F, 29:
That I am spending the weekend at my girlfriend's house then tell my girlfriend that if he calls to say I am with her. But truth and in fact, I'm spending the weekend with my other man.
Tamara N, 27:
That I was going away with my boss for a week. I spent that week with my other man having some serious sex!
Nordia S, 32:
He thinks we're exclusive but there's this other guy I like. We have kissed, but nothing further. If it works out with this other guy, I'm leaving.