Umm…You Look Great: 10 Lies We Tell Our Friends So They Remain Our Friends!

November 21, 2012 ‐ By Esi Mensah

So exactly what is a good friend? One who’s always there for you no matter what? One who always makes you feel good about yourself? Someone who is constantly re-assuring your insecurities? Sorry, but that’s not a good friend, that’s just a fake one. Let’s be real, there is no way that you always agree with the things your friends do. So exactly why do we often make it seem like we do agree with them? Is it because we don’t want to hurt their feelings? Or because we’re afraid of an argument? Either way, friends do it a lot! Here are some of the most common lies we tell our friends just to keep the peace:



You look great in that outfit

Hmmm, how do I put this nicely? Even though your flab is hanging out all over the place, and that color makes you look like a giant balloon, you look great! In a fantasy world, you could just say that outfit makes you look fat…but not in the real world where people actually have feelings and insecurities. Who wants to be that friend who destroys their friend’s confidence?

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  • ThisChick

    #Fake…#ThatsThatIshIDontLike. No real friend does this. I’m very honest with my friends even if they don’t like ehat I have to say because I know it may benefit them. If you can’t keep it real with a friend, who can you keep it real with.

  • Alohilani

    I’d never say such things and when it comes to women and their relationships problems, I remain neutral.

  • Candacey Doris

    I never say these things to my friends? That just makes me look like a bad friend when they figure it out for themselves. Why would you lie about these things?

  • Guest360

    I’m going to have to disagree with others here. In a perfect world, friends tell the truth all the time but we all know this is far from a perfect world. If you’ve got stubborn friends, lazy friends, needy friends, bossy friends, overly sensitive friends etc. you’re definitely going to do quite a few of the things on this list. I know I’m guilty of the “I’m busy” excuse when my friend wants me to go over to her aunts house and hang around her family who’d rather talk about their family drama and I’m left feeling awkward and out of place. Or the “Yeah you’re right” when my friend isn’t willing to change anything about her life that she complains about daily. To me, in order to avoid unnecessary fights and hurt feelings, I do fib every once in a while. It’s much easier to say “I have hw to do” vs “I’d rather watch paint dry and all the Saw movies before I ever hang with your family again”.

    • KJ23

      Sooooo true, but did you have to blast the entire Saw franchise?!?!?! LOL!!!

      • Guest360

        I liked the first one. But then it just got too weird and crazy after after that lol

  • Cakester

    I was going to say, these people aren’t real friends… friends keep it real…

  • Solo40

    A TRUE friend wouldn’t say any of these things. There’s no ego stroking & childishness such as this in a REAL friendship. If you look a mess, a real friend should tell you so (with better tact than that of course but nonethe-less, truthfully) Lying to me would disappoint me if I found out later, they weren’t being truthful (no matter how serious or not serious the matter is) lies destroy trust and if you can’t trust a person, why call them a friend?