Sweet Little Lies
As kids, we’re told, time and again, that lying is wrong. Do you believe that’s always true? In your book, are there any exceptions?
I took this lesson from my parents to heart. I am honest to a fault. I have hurt people’s feelings depending on what mood on my Bipolar Disorder swing I happen to be in though and that is not good.
Now with that being said, when I am playing nice, I don’t want to hurt people. If they ask me if I like their new dress. I will say yes. A little white lie that avoids a lot of tears.
I think we should be honest with the big things and I usually can’t stop myself from telling the truth.
In order to avoid cheating on my marriage and thereby hurting my husband (who I now am sure was cheating on me) I told him flat out I was going to have sex with another man. No cheating and he had equal rights (still didn’t know about the others then) and we agreed to an open marriage. I risked a divorce (it did come later when he left me for someone else), but honesty was more important to me.