Tell Us: What's Your Caregiving Lie?

Denise

Tell Us: What's Your Caregiving Lie?

Denise
truth-257160_640I stood at a subway station yesterday in downtown Chicago and enjoyed really clever billboards promoting SciShow. One billboard in particular caught my attention: A pair of pants on fire framed by this statistic: During a 10-minute conversation with a stranger, we tell three lies during the first 10 minutes.

That stat sent me into my mind files, flipping through my memories of recent conversations. Which lies did I tell? I sometimes wish I could lie about where I live (I live with my parents), I usually lie about money (people ask me all the time how I make money doing this), and I always lie about whether or not I like someone (I don't).

We lie out of shame or discomfort or envy. We also lie out of convenience--the truth often seems so wildly that we can't fit it in a sentence.

I'm curious: What's the lie you tell about your caregiving situation? Is it a lie you told once or one that you tell on a regular basis because the lie is just so much easier than the truth?

Tell us your caregiving lie in our comments section, below.

And, no judgment from us about your lie because, hey, we lie, too.

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