Are White Lies Excusable?
October 10, 2010 8:19pm CST
I'd say, that depends on the situation. A friend of mine told me that she sometimes have to tell white lies to her husband so as not to get her partner's feelings bruised. I have my own share of white lies too.. but mostly I've done that to protect on behalf of a partner, family member or a friend. But, to what degree can we say that its plausible? Does it account for the number of times you had made such a white lie? Where do we draw the line for acceptable and otherwise?
11 Oct 10
Well its hard to say if its right or wrong. A lot of people would say YES because you should be always honest with your partner and never keep secrets but again other would say if it was going to hurt the other or change the way they look at them then it would be ok. For me personally, if I was to lie it would to be to protect my partners feelings. Sometimes I think its just better to move on and not mention certain things but hey that's just my opinion.
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11 Oct 10
I think it depends. You don't want to hurt another person's feelings by being brutally honest all the time. If you think your friend looks like an idiot in their favorite shirt.. but that shirt gives them confidence because they think they look awesome.. you should probably lie and say they look great. If your husband comes home and wants to talk about work or cars or sports and you're really not interested.. you should pretend you're interested.. especially with husbands, if you want them to talk to you you'll have to occasionally just talk about their interests and not always your own. However, if a woman asks you if an outfit makes her look fat.. and it really does, maybe you should be honest so she's not embarassed when leaving the house! I think it's all about what's in their best interest. Obviously big things, even if it does hurt their feelings, do need to be told. If you cheat on your spouse they should know so they can decide what course of action to take.