Lying about yourself makes you worse
I recently read an interesting article entitled “Faking It: The Psychological Cost“. Test subjects were given sunglasses; some were told the glasses were real designer glasses, while others were told they were knock-offs. Those were thought they were wearing fakes were more than twice as likely to cheat on a task they were given. Those who thought they had fakes also distrusted others more, interpreting common behaviours as less truthful.
Apparently, when we are being deceitful, we are more willing to be dishonest and unethical, and we expect others to be less honest. Even thinking we are doing something deceptive is enough to cause these reactions.
Based on this, any lack of honesty with your bride means that you will trust her less, and will be more likely to lie to her. I would think this could become a viscous cycle, with each new level of dishonesty leading to even bigger lies. Additionally, if you distrust your bride with no good reason, maybe it’s because you are being less than honest with her!