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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’m perfectly fine letting someone else help me out, I just want to give things a try myself first. It makes me feel a bit more human and useful.”

“I haven't been on in quite a while. I think I was neglecting my self-care and trying to do more than I'm able to for other people.”

“Has anyone who suffers from fatigue changed their work situation from full-time down to part-time?”


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

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