I've never been a fan of lying even when the lie will supposedly spare someone's feeling. I've always said I'd rather be cut by the pain of truth once and heal and grow then be cut twice by the lie first and then the truth later. God is a healer. If the word is a two edge sword when it cuts there pain occurs. From pain comes growth.
MARK 4:24 Amplified Bible
24And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you--and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.