Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyHemophiliaTeam

Telling White Lies

Updated on June 26, 2019

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.

For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's easier not to share your unvarnished truth, especially when it doesn't hurt anyone else.

Have you ever found yourself saying any of the following?

1. "No, no. I can do it myself."
2. "I'm not scared/nervous/anxious/unsure."
3. "I'm fine. Really."
4. "Don't worry. I'm used to this."
5. "No, I'm not in much pain."

Here are some conversations from the community about this topic:

"This bleeding disorder has caused huge issues my whole life. I have been told it's all in your head.”

“With regards to experiences with people around you, do you find it better to educate and help people get a grasp on what you/your child endures? Or are there times when the road must simply be walked alone?”

“How can I get these people to understand my fear? I have already come close to bleeding to death twice and really choose not to revisit it.”

Why do you choose a white lie over sharing your true feelings?
What do you wish you could say instead?

A MyHemophiliaTeam Member said:

Hi Pain in my Back and my Legs, Be STRONG Be Well God Bless To All!!!

posted over 1 year ago

hug

Recent articles

Hemophilia is a group of bleeding disorders that are caused by a deficiency of blood clotting...

What Causes Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a group of bleeding disorders that are caused by a deficiency of blood clotting...
Types of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders are defined by which clotting factor (or...

Types of Hemophilia

Types of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders are defined by which clotting factor (or...
When and how a bleeding disorder is diagnosed depends on what type of bleeding disorder the...

Hemophilia – The Path to Diagnosis

When and how a bleeding disorder is diagnosed depends on what type of bleeding disorder the...
To determine how you can reduce your medical expenses, MyHemophiliaTeam sat down with Susan Null...

How To Reduce Medical Bills: Top Financial Expert Shares 10 Tips

To determine how you can reduce your medical expenses, MyHemophiliaTeam sat down with Susan Null...
Because the physical impact of hemophilia can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with...

How Hemophilia Can Affect Your Mental Health

Because the physical impact of hemophilia can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with...
Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder usually caused by certain genes. Most often, hemophilia...

Hemophilia – An Overview

Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder usually caused by certain genes. Most often, hemophilia...
Without treatment, people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders are at risk for excessive...

Hemophilia Treatments: Your Guide

Without treatment, people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders are at risk for excessive...
Bleeding is the best-known symptom of hemophilia, but it is not the only symptom. Pain, mobility...

Signs and Symptoms of Hemophilia

Bleeding is the best-known symptom of hemophilia, but it is not the only symptom. Pain, mobility...
Those of us living with pre-existing, chronic conditions such as hemophilia have likely felt the...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Hemophilia

Those of us living with pre-existing, chronic conditions such as hemophilia have likely felt the...
Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made...

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Hemophilia

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made...
MyHemophiliaTeam My hemophilia Team

Two Ways to Get Started with MyHemophiliaTeam

Become a Member

Connect with others who are living with hemophilia. Get members only access to emotional support, advice, treatment insights, and more.

sign up

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about hemophilia sent to your inbox.

Not now, thanks

Privacy policy
MyHemophiliaTeam My hemophilia Team

Thank you for signing up.

close