My dad once told me about a college friend of his that dropped out of school his junior year but never told his parents. They continued to give him money to pay for his tuition and on graduation day, he rented a cap and gown and walked in the commencement line with the rest of his class!
Since I'm so close with my family, I couldn't even imagine living a facade like he did, but I think lying to family members is more common than not. Some lie about living with their significant others and others hide their smoking habit — whatever the case may be, many believe that what people don't know won't hurt them. So where do you stand on lying to your family members? Do you purposely leave certain things out when catching up with family, or are you as honest with them as you are with your best friends?