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White Lies: Readers Confess The Little Things They Tell Their Partners To Maintain Harmony In Their Relationships

Some people may argue that little white lies may help maintain harmony and avoid unnecessary conflicts in a relationship. However, others see the complete opposite and emphasize the importance of trust and honesty in relationships versus telling white lies. No matter how you may feel about white lies, a necessary component of any relationship is helping to manage your partner’s emotions, and sometimes, that little white lie might be the thing to do it!


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One user said, “I like your mom” Translation: I can’t stand her. Never have I met such a moronic person.”

Blame The Kids

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A second user added, “The kids ate all the junk food in the house. It really wasn’t me. You know how kids are, especially after you go shopping!”

When In Doubt

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A third user shared, “Yes, babe, the bins have been put out, and the kids have been put to bed. Great, now I gotta do all this sh****t before she’s back from pilates.”

About Your Hair

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A user stated, “Oh hey, how are you… wait… your hair… looks… different. And I mean good different. Haven’t you had anything done? Well, it still looks great.”

A Little Lie

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A Redditor said, “I’ll be back around midnight. I know I’ll be back at 11, but this way, I get back early.”

Deceptive Yet Effective

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One Redditor commented, “This one isn’t a lie per se, but it’s deceptive yet effective. Just as she’s coming home, I spray a tiny amount of polish near the front door. She notices it and assumes I’ve been cleaning.”

Beauty Routines

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A poster said, “Your makeup looks great today!” Because I can’t tell, and she spends a lot of time on it. Plus, sometimes she isn’t wearing any, and I look even more appreciative.”

Running Late

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A top-liked comment said, “Whenever we are late for something: “Sure honey, you look great. Now let’s go.”

Bed Time

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One user added, “Over the phone: “I’m going to bed honey, talk to you in the morning.” Nope, Internet all night long, baby!

Baby Help

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A user recalled, “When our baby was tiny, I told my husband that unwashed milk bottles had to be thrown away and replaced at great expense as milk reacts to the plastic if kept in contact for more than an hour. Needless to say, he became much more helpful at washing baby bottles.”

It Was The Dog

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This Redditor shared, “Married here.  All farts in the house were actually caused by the dog- no questions asked.”


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This user said, “I don’t care when she parties with her girlfriends. Sometimes my mind can wander to everything she can do while drunk, and I can get pretty anxious. I don’t tell her, though, because she is 100% trustworthy. But I still get that anxiety any time she goes out.”

When Gaming

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One user stated, “I tell my girlfriend I’m “just watching tv” when I’m actually 45 minutes deep into summoners Rift or in the middle of a cod match, almost daily.”

On Spending Time

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A user commented, “Sometimes I tell him I need help with things I actually don’t (like cleaning things or moving something) because I just want to spend time with him, even if it’s doing something boring.”


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A Redditor said, “Oh, I’m very comfortable,” as she lays on me while we snuggle watching tv. In reality, I have a rib that didn’t heal properly, and after a while, in the right position and weight on it, it feels like it’s broken again. She loves to snuggle, so I just deal, and I take comfort in knowing that the second I stand up, the pain will be gone.”

Always Round Down

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This poster added, “When something is $_9.99, you always round down $9.99. For example, if it was $29.99, I tell my wife it was $20.”


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A user said, “You think you’re fat? Honey, if you lose any more weight, I’ll be worried. You look awesome! [slaps her on the butt].”

When Customizing

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This user divulged, “I’ve told my girlfriend of 3 years I’ve been working late the past few Fridays. I’ve actually been working with a jeweler, building her a custom engagement ring.’


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One Redditor shared, “Your dad is coming for dinner? In half an hour? Yay, that’s great! Goddamnit, there goes my chillaxing night of having a bath and watching Netflix.”


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A top-liked comment said, “I’m sorry, babe, that sucks. Translation: It’s really not as big of a deal as you’re making it, and there’s no reason to be so upset. But you’re just mad right now, and you want to complain to someone and have them agree with you.”

Expiration Dates

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Finally, a Redditor said, “I didn’t like him much until we had s****. After that, I felt 100% bonded and in love with him, but before we did it, we had a definite expiration date.” Source: Reddit

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