In my experience the lies do go away with recovery.....the funny thing about that is that is on HIS part.

I'm still less likely to be completely honest like I used to be. I don't know why that is. Part of me is still going "Pffft - why do i have to be on the up and up all the time, when i was, he wasn't." I'm working on that.

We were separated for a year. It worked out OK.