Is It Ever Okay to Lie?
When It’s Necessary to Lie
Sometimes the stakes are high and lies are necessary to safeguard someone’s well-being. In these types of situations, lying for the sake of protecting yourself or loved ones is deemed acceptable:
- Lying to an abuser to escape from or protect someone from domestic abuse.
- Lying to someone who is playing with weapons.
- Lying to someone who seems intoxicated or on drugs.
- Lying to someone who seems to be suffering a mental health issue.