When It's Okay To Lie

Here's what happened. I was seeing this girl who was treating me like crap and making my life a living hell. Things were done between us. At the same time, this girl I work with was there for me and helped me through it all. But she didn't do this just to be a friend to me. She did it because she had a huge crush on me. Well, eventually her feelings got out and we ended up going out on a date. We got together and it was great for the first month. After that, I started to question why I was in this relationship in the first place. Was I in it because she was there for me when the girl I was with wasn't? Did I just want to be with someone? Well, eventually I realized that I had made a huge mistake and that this girl was not right for me at all. I started to see that we had nothing in common, and that I was not even attracted to her in any way. After I realized all this, I had to break it off with her. I was completely lost on why I had went for her in the first place. I couldn't bear to give her my real insight on our so-called relationship, so I just told her I realized that this was not the right time in my life for something this serious. I know honesty is everything, but I believe a lie like that is the right thing to do if it means sparing someone's heart.

— Michael, 19