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The Upside Of Lying To Your Loved One

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Mar 04, 2016
The Upside Of Lying To Your Loved One

The drama series Scandal, has taken viewers on a roller coaster ride and a wave of emotions since the shows premiere in 2012. Each and every Thursday night, audiences are captivated with the ongoing deceit, lies and betrayal among Washington D.C.’s elite, from the rocky father/daughter relationship of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and Rowan Pope (Joe Morton) to the tumultuous marriage of Senator Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) and President of the United States Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn).

The numerous love triangles taking place on the show, leave many to question the common theory that relationships (platonic or romantic) are built on trust, honesty and loyalty because Scandal, showcases a very different reality.  We’ve witnessed friends turned into frenemies and makeups turn to breakups.

According to the scientific journal, from the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, small white lies in a relationship can bring you closer to your significant other, friends or family. However, regardless of how you look at the situation, misleading behavior can ruin a relationship as seen throughout all 5 seasons.

Despite the hurt and pain involved, when someone is untruthful, their ability to move forward becomes a common theme on the hit series. This also seems to replicate the typical scenarios evident in our daily lives.

Gladiators have you noticed, everyone forgives but they never really seem to forget.