Should you ever lie? Even by omission?
I am afraid to tell my friends who have young children about the death of our friends' child. I don't want to make people unnecessarily afraid. His mom really doesn't want what happened to trigger fear in parents.
It's easy enough to do with people at work.
But when good, close friends ask how I am, I feel like I'm lying if I don't tell them. I am terrible at lying.
We attended one shiva call for a toddler and another memorial service for a man in his mid-forties this week. Understandably, I'm not in the greatest of spirits. How can I not tell?
I have to tell. But I don't want to keep people up at night feeling like they constantly have to check on their kids.
It's okay to tell, right?