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I am 61 and retired. I have been unfaithful once in 1984 for a brief encounter but carried on a six year "relationship" with a dirtbag that ended on discovery three months ago. I have been an addictive personality all my adult life and a narcissist with a huge ego, though at heart I am a good person.


The first sentence (above) of your first MB post.
(Thread is 'locked' but I think this quote is OK)

I can't believe you think that I am going engage you in a discussion of the nicieties of social conversation ... ...

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there are many other examples in social interactions, where "white lies" are merely something that people do when they are caring and humane.


You have a serious problem with self-deception.


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But you would be wrong.


I could be wrong.


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Now, can you answer my question about white lies in social interactions?


No, I will not.
It is a detour away from your self examination.