There is a very fine line between "withholding the truth" and "lying."
Wouldn't you say?
I can think of a time, years ago, where I pretended to like video games because a guy I was dating loved them. Was this a lie for me not to tell him (for the record, I don't hate them, I just don't get them)? I suppose it doesn't matter because the relationship ended after a couple of months, but if it hadn't ended....would it have been a lie for me to go into a committed relationship with him whilst he was under the illusion he was getting a person he was not? If I told him the truth and he didn't care, then it would be okay.
Now take that to the extreme. After a certain amount of time, is it a lie to not tell someone about major health, addiction, or mental issues?
I have never personally experienced someone withholding information like
this from me, but events in others' lives have caused me to wonder.
I want to know what you all think about this.