My DH and I are currently separated. We are keeping this private for now because it's so new and we're still friends and who knows what will happen? It may lead to divorce or we may get back together. We're taking things a day at a time, and I think it's good that we're talking - now more than when we were together, actually.
Anyway, since he hasn't been with me at church the last couple of Sundays, naturally our church friends are curious as to where he is. Most of them have simply said "Tell DH we missed him today" which is fine; I say "I will".
But one lady, not known for her tact, came out and asked "Is DH sick?" I was a little taken aback, so I just said "Yes", and justified it by thinking to myself, he's sick for not wanting to be with me LOL.
Is this a situation where a little white lie is OK? I suppose I could have said "So kind of you to take an interest" but in this case, this is someone I've known (through church) for years. On second thought, maybe that's better than having her think he's sick and having unwarranted sympathy for him!
Or is there some other phrase I can keep in mind?