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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:

“Increase self-awareness…Increase self-mindfulness…Increase self-connection…Increase self-wisdom…Know yourself…”

“I had this absolute lightbulb moment on Saturday that I'm done letting this thing control me.”

“My hubby is getting ready for church and asked me if I was going. I hate to disappoint him especially since it's father's day but even my teeth hurt today.”

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

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