If someone confesses a lie or half-truth that you had no idea wasn’t true before, don’t be too angry with them. They have chosen to give you the truth even though it will make them look bad.
Most people lie to try to make themselves look good. Yes, it would have been better if they didn’t lie in the first place, but it took courage to confess, and it means they are taking responsibility and being
accountable for their actions.
If you react angrily, you’ll actually be discouraging them from telling the truth again. If you want the truth, you have to be a good truth receiver.