I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the person who wrote this has never, ever, been in a long term relationship. Ever.
A standard response to me questioning the validity of the above assertion, one I’m hit with regularly, is “Never do anything you need to lie about.” This is almost as ridiculous and blinkered as the affirmation/motivational itself.
It’s not simply about your own behaviour; that’s easy to control and/or take responsibility for. However there may be instances, completely out of your control and not caused by any deception on your part, where truth in a long term relationship isn’t always the best option.
For example, when she asks:
If you think she’s highly strung. And she is.
If you really like her family. And you don’t.
If look at other women. And you do.
If the asymmetry of her breasts bothers you. And it does.
If you think the number of men she’s slept with seems high. And it is.
Or the old chestnut; If your long term girlfriend is wearing a completely hideous outfit that she absolutely adores and asks you for an honest assessment about its appearance.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge proponent of honesty. I mean, honesty is reality. Anything less is disingenuous and not real, but damn.
If you NEVER lie you’ll never BE in a long term relationship.