8 Situations In Relationships When Telling The Truth May Not Be The Best Option
November 23, 2018 07:10
White and grey lies — and whatever lies in between — there are probably more shades of lies than shades of grey, and many people consider these to be only slightly different interpretations of the truth. Some of the white lies are simply common polite phrases, or just what the other person needs or expects to hear. Some are ways of saying 'no' without sounding like a horrible person or hurting someone’s feelings.
For a variety of reasons, we may choose to twist or stretch the truth, as well as not tell the whole truth. In most cases, this is what we choose to do in order to save ourselves or someone else from unnecessary pain, discomfort, stress, awkward explanations or negative reactions.
Honest communication and mutual trust are fundamental parts of a relationship, but sometimes telling the truth would be plain rude or hurtful and could get you into trouble. Here are 8 instances where you should consider avoiding the truth or formulating a different version of it.