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Telling White Lies

Posted on June 25, 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:

“As you all know PCOS is so annoying because no one understands…”

“I am going to do everything I can to take care of me for the next 30 days, as a gift to myself. I am going to have to do it. I won’t hold my feelings in anymore.”

“I hate to admit, but I genuinely feel like a toxic person sometimes, and I need to change.”

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

Posted on June 25, 2019
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