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This is going to sound like an odd question but as doctors appointments are so hard to get face to face right now, what would be a convincing reason to tell my parents why I’m going to the doctors without telling them the truth?

My mum in particular likes to kind of know everything but I am so not ready for that conversation with them just yet.
 
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I think lying about why you are having an appointment and concealing the fact that you have an appointment are two different things. If possible I'd do the latter.
 
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I think lying about why you are having an appointment and concealing the fact that you have an appointment are two different things. If possible I'd do the latter.
So what would be the best excuse for going out? I’m not really the type of person to just go out without saying where I’m going
 
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Pop out to the shops. If you happen to visit your Doctor on the way then so be it. Technically you are not fibbing.
 
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That is, assuming you are an adult. If not, I'd come clean.
 
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This is going to sound like an odd question but as doctors appointments are so hard to get face to face right now, what would be a convincing reason to tell my parents why I’m going to the doctors without telling them the truth?

My mum in particular likes to kind of know everything but I am so not ready for that conversation with them just yet.
The truth won’t hurt and you’ll have to tell them sooner or later , better it come from you than someone else 👍👍
 
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One of the first steps in healing is giving yourself permission to be unwell. If you had broken an ankle would you hide if from your mom that you needed to see a doctor? Mental health issues are just as real as (and very often worse than) a broken ankle. It's ok to be sick. Do whatever it takes to get better even if it means telling your parents. Wishing you the best
 
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You could just say your going for a walk, or to meet a friend or tell them you are going to the GP and it’s nothing to worry about and you will talk to them when you feel ready.
They might surprise you with their reaction, it might not be as bad as you think.
 
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