Margaret, a retired teacher, had recently met a new partner, Anthony. They were planning a life together, but her suspicions were raised when he started making excuses not to see her and didn’t reply to her calls. Margaret was concerned that Anthony was seeing someone else. He dismissed her concerns but didn’t offer any other explanation.

The Relationship Test:
Anthony suggested taking a polygraph test as a last-ditch effort to save their relationship. Margaret agreed, and they booked an appointment with a reputable examiner in Sydney. Anthony insisted that he wouldn’t waste his money on a test if he was going to lie. The test was conducted, and Anthony failed.

The Confession:
During the post-test interview, Anthony confessed to meeting with one of his former wives who had stayed overnight on two occasions. He telephoned Margaret while they were still in the interview and confessed. Margaret was devastated and hurt but appreciated Anthony’s honesty.

The Lesson:
The incident made Margaret realize the importance of trust and honesty in relationships. She had trusted Anthony, but he had betrayed her trust. However, she appreciated that he had finally come clean and admitted his mistake, instead of deceiving her until the point of the polygraph examination.

Margaret’s story highlights the importance of trust and honesty in relationships. While taking a polygraph test may seem like a quick solution to solve relationship issues, it’s crucial to have open and honest communication with one’s partner. Deceiving someone can ultimately damage the relationship, even if the deception is only discovered through a polygraph test.