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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 am transitioning my mindset that I am not having food banned from my diet as opposed to introducing new foods to my diet to better my health."

“Love yourself enough to do the things that serve your mind and body, that's my mantra for the day.”

“I have accepted that I must live my life differently to manage my diabetes.”

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

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