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Telling White Lies

Updated on June 26, 2019

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.

For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's easier not to share your unvarnished truth, especially when it doesn't hurt anyone else.

Have you ever found yourself saying any of the following?

1. "No, no. I can do it myself."
2. "I'm not scared/nervous/anxious/unsure."
3. "I'm fine. Really."
4. "Don't worry. I'm used to this."
5. "No, I'm not in much pain."

Here are some conversations from the community about this topic:

"I have to be really honest with them: I think my fear is a healthy one and real. Moderation is becoming, of necessity, my new normal."

"So lesson learned? Pride and vanity are not always easy to give up but when you do life is so much easier. What do you think guys?"

"When you have osteoporosis you have to be so careful and I honestly had let my guard down! I don't want to be overly anxious about it but cautious! Anyone else feel this way?"

Why do you choose a white lie over sharing your true feelings?
What do you wish you could say instead?

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