After what seemed like a heartfelt message to his family and friends via Twitter, Jon Gosselin’s ex-girlfriend Hailey Glassman is calling him out on his chronic lying habit.  Gosselin tweeted, “I am acutely aware of the mistakes I made in 2009 and I am ashamed of the choices I made.  I have apologized to Kate, my family, and to my friends.  Through counseling I have learned to own my actions.  My goal is to move forward in a positive direction.”  Despite Gosselin’s seemingly good intentions, Glassman insists that his Twitter apology was just a “negotiating tactic to gain sympathy from the public,” according to RadarOnline.  Glassman called her ex a “pathological liar” whose life coach once told her and her parents to “accept his lying and not get mad at him for it because he will then never tell the truth.”

Is there any time in a relationship when lying is okay?

Cupid’s Advice:

Honest communication is the crux of a healthy relationship, but sometimes telling white lies is necessary in certain situations.  Cupid has some examples of instances when it’s okay bend the truth:

1. You look so thin!: If she asks, “Does this make me look fat?” tell her “no,” whether it’s true or not.  Sometimes you need to fib to spare her feelings, especially when talking about her appearance.  There’s no need to bring insecurities into your relationship.

2. Thanks, I love it!: Whether it’s a diamond ring or a pair of socks, this is always the correct response when receiving a gift.  If you don’t want to offend your mate, pretend you love it… then if necessary, quietly return it later.

3. I’m not attracted to other people: Just because you notice when a total babe walks by doesn’t mean you have to tell your partner!  Some things are better left unsaid.