Question: Why do some people feel the need to lie? I recently started dating a woman in her 20s and just found out that she had lied about her profession. She also made up a bunch of smaller lies tied to her big lie. She seems like a great person otherwise, so I’m just wondering why she, or anyone, would be compelled to lie even if it meant it would sabotage them later. She says she lied because she was embarrassed by her job. Should I back away from the relationship, or give her another chance to earn my trust?