Do You Practice National Honesty Day Every Day With Your Spouse?

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Telling a white lie or two to your spouse isn’t considered a big deal to some, but what about today, on National Honesty Day? There will surely (and realistically) be a few times when you’ll want to fib about the real cost of your new living room rug or how many exact days a family member is coming to visit, but sometimes you’ve got to consider if the lie, as small as it is, could be worth the consequences.

One of our Nesties, *Lauren, says: “I am always honest with my husband. I don’t hide anything from him. I would rather be honest and deal with the consequences.”

Playing devil’s advocate to that point, telling white lies to protect your spouse’s feelings could help avoid fights that would make the issue at hand bigger than it actually needs to be. Also, according to psychologist Ed Dunkelblau, PhD, and director of the Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning in Northbrook, Illinois, fibbing is all part of life.

“It’s a matter of survival,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “If you don’t fib, you don’t live.”

What do you think, Nesties? Is it okay to lie? Do you find it necessary?

*Name has been changed

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