It doesn't get much more awkward than this. In a clip from "To Kill a Mocking Girl," Aria and her father run into the latter's former mistress. She seems to still have feelings for Mr. Montgomery, doesn't she?
You think the truth is this big shiny disco ball of purity then go ahead and try it. See what it gets you. Telling the truth to the wrong person at the wrong time is how I ended up where I did. Take it from me you're always better off with a really good lie.