That is not what makes for a relationship based on truth or trust.
You have every right as the head of your home to do "what you want" without telling your wife "what she wants to hear." She and your relationship would be so better served if you tell her the truth and let her deal with it.
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.