Just tell the truth. It is the easiest way. Don’t go out of your way to spread unkind or degrading information but tell the truth when asked.
Tell yourself the truth about how you are and what you are doing. We end up wearing most of our lies.
Pray for understanding and mercy.
Read scripture to understand the Source of mercy.
Warriors of Light end up with lengthy relationships. Their Light encourages the growth of Love. Truth allows a firm foundation and makes old memories enjoyable.