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 caregivers, 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. "I know what to do."
Here are some conversations from the community about this topic:
“Glad to be back and ready to build a team of support for myself. I'm tired of feeling alone in this!”
“My husband’s family and my family have not really been supportive… I feel like I have been more vocal expressing needing help.”
“It's always important to remember that as human beings, we all need help sometimes, and that's ok! :) It's all a part of the human variation.”
Why do you choose a white lie over sharing your true feelings?
What do you wish you could say instead?