Anyone who has been in a relationship knows that there are appropriate times for little white lies to enhance your partner’s self-esteem, even if you know what you are saying isn’t completely true. Yes, honey that haircut that is actually too short and may make you look like you have a mullet is very endearing and cute. Perhaps it is that present you bought that makes the significant look like a muppet wearing small clothes. These compliments are even more crucial in the time of vulnerability. The little fib enhancer is never more important when a woman is pregnant. Pregnancy brings on a roller coaster of emotions that will turn a classy lady in to a toddler having a tantrum or needing to be cuddled. Maybe it is preparation of parenthood. So, now, being pregnant myself, I am in exposed waters and need that extra boost of reassurance. My loving spouse is a rule follower and was trained by pinnochio, my nose may grow if I say something untrue. Don’t get me wrong, it is a fantastic quality and I feel lucky to have him in my life. However, a little stretch of the truth would hurt. I am at the stage in my pregnancy where I am starting to show, but it could be confused as putting on some extra comfort zones. I asked him what he thought about my changing body size and he said that, I was getting bigger, but that he knew I was pregnant. Thinking that he could have said something with a little more fluff I said, “You know, you could lie sometimes and say that I look wonderful.” His response, “I do lie.” Not the right answer, honey. The response was immediately covered up with a, “Wait, I wasn’t really listening, I was watching tv.” Well, even better. Not listening in a moment of self-doubt. Way to earn extra points. He also once told me that the dinner I admitted to was gross, “Really wasn’t that good.” Oh, thank you for the honesty. I guess that is why we seek people in our lives that who rub our egos or make us feel like we have got it a little better in life they do. We all need someone who will tell us it like it is. I am blessed to have it every day.