Tara's self deception about the happiness of her relationship will only hurt her more in the long run if refuses to face the reality of her situation.
An example of self deception is someone who convinces herself her boyfriend loves her even though he has told her several times he wants to break up.
(usually uncountable, plural self-deceptions)
self- +"Ž deception
- Was it a bit of jugglery, or a natural phenomenon, or a piece of self-deception, or an effect of magic?