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  • Perhaps, as long as it's in moderation.
  • lieing is NOT good for any relationship period. honesty is required for a relationship to work. and who defines "little white lies".. and how big does it get before it's too big.. can't go wrong with the truth
  • No. I believe lies are always wrong and should be avoided. You can be honest, but tactful. If you start telling any lie here and there, it would only become that much easier to tell larger lies in the future and a good relationship should rely on trust as a foundation.
  • yes I do.
  • No i don't believe that's true.
  • I disagree what happens WHEN (not if) you get caught?
  • I dont think so, it seems as if you are telling white lies in a relationship, its like you playing games or something!
  • Do you mean "Do these jeans make my butt look fat":) No, I'm always completely blunt and honest, which is one reason we haven't talked in three days.
  • no id rather not have any lies in a relationship, once the little lies are there the big ones follow.:)
  • I think it is important. You can push the boundaries, but some things are better left softened. We all do it in personal and professional relationships. That being said, don't ask me or be prepared to hear the answer.
  • I do agree with that statement. Sometimes lies are used because they are a time-saver. Often times a lie will be untrue when it comes to the details but give a more general picture of the truth than if you had gotten the details correct in a short amount of time. For example, let's say that you were supposed to get an errand done, and you didn't but it is getting done in a long round about way. I think if you are in a hurry and positive it will be done, saying yes is acceptable. That kind of lie I think is okay. If it comes up later, there are ways to fix it without creating trust issues, especially if both parties agree that this is an acceptable type of lie. Not the best example, but I'm short on time. Also, sometimes a white lie is used to avoid hurting someone's feelings, I think these are also okay at times, depending on the circumstance. For example, if someone asks you if you like their new outfit, and you say no, most likely they will become self conscious and take the outfit off. In my opinion, the problem here isn't that I don't like, the real problem is they think my opinion is more important than theirs is! I have no fashion sense, I don't keep up, they shouldn't have asked. To correct the false belief that my opinion is more important, I would lie so they would learn to trust their own judgement. I cannot save people from all of their mistakes, nor do I want to try. Making mistakes helps to create self-reliance and good personal judgement over time.
  • little lies lead to bigger lies - a small disagreement will pass far quicker than a huge battle
  • Yes. Sometimes the outcome will be better for everyone in the long run. You have to be smart about it though and only tell small lies when absolutely necessary.
  • i think it depends on the situation. if i said, "do i look fat in this dress?", i don't want to hear the truth! suck up please! i've caught him in a few other white lies that i just wished that he told me the truth. he forgets or let's it slip and then my mind is on him lying. what am i doing that makes him feel like he would have to lie about such a thing. it just makes me wonder how many white lies he's telling me. i don't want to think this. granted most of the lies he told me have been small and told only to spare my feelings. it just sucks.
  • Good way to erode trust and build a relationship on false feelings and insincerity.
  • Depends on what kind of white lie. I love you is not to be lied about. DoI look fat in this? Is a terrible question to ask but it ought to be answered honestly. I don't want to be wearing anything unflattering. After thinking about it I don't want to be lied to about anything. If he has to lie to me there is a problem. I ought to not ask questions that put him in an awkward position and he ought to not answer untruthfully.
  • No I don't. if I ask do these jeans make me look fat my partner better say yes because I am fat! No lies, ever. It is the one thing that I would find very hard to forgive. You can spare someones feelings with tact but not lies.
  • Yes, dear. Whatever you say, dear. Hey, where have you been? I've missed you. (No, that's not an example of a white lie like the first two.)

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