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Do you think some truths do more harm than good?

Any examples?


Asked by BeachMom81 at 4:20 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • YES! My example may seem minor to some, but my husband has been working 7 days a week recently on a business account, and my 8 year old isn't too happy with not being able to hang out with his dad much. At his Open House last week, my son's teacher showed me something he wrote that just broke my heart...he wrote "I'm sad, because daddy is working all the time and can't play with me."

    The "kicker" is my son has autism and expressing himself has been a challenge. So, him expressing such sadness is extra painful for me. Naturally, I didn't tell my husband, it would crush him--he hates not being around so much too.

    However, by Christmas, he will have secured an important role in his company--which in this economy is essential that he pull more weight--short term sacrifice equals long-term gain for all of us. I am doing double duty to make up for my husband being so busy, and finding special activities to do on weekends.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:47 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Yeah I do .. sometimes the truth is better off left alone. you can really upset someone

    Answer by Marinemom03 at 5:14 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Yes. In my case, I found out after my friend's divorce that her dh (my dh's step brother) had been unfaithful. I didn't tell, what purpose would that serve? But somehow she found out and asked if I knew. I should have lied and said no. And she never understood why I didn't tell her, I really just didn't want to cause her more pain. Damned if you do...

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 8:40 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • sometimes the truth is better left unsaid

    Answer by babybutastink at 9:49 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Can't think of any examples....

    Answer by mom2maddie06 at 4:46 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • YES.

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 10:19 PM on Sep. 26, 2010