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05 Apr 2006

Dealing with a Pathological Liar
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I have been seeing a man for about a year, who told me that he had 5 brain tumors and that it is spreading to his lungs. He even had seizures infront of me. His wife left him becos she doesn't want to be a widow and she had an affair and is pregnant with another man's child. He told me that his nephew died. I cud never go to him cos his family still wanted him to work things out with his wife. BUT i want to know can he be cured? I am not seeing him anymore. And I want to know if they pick their "victim" ? Now all of this was lies and it is just the tip of the mountain of lies that he not only told me but most of the people at my work too. Now that he has been found out, will this make a difference?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

He's even more than a pathological liar, from the sound of it ; possibly a Munchausen's Syndrome. It is probably impossible for him to be cured, because he wouldn't acknowledge that he had a problem, or work sincerely with the highly skilled psychotherapist as would be needed. They cast their net wide, and pick their "victim" among those who seem to want to believe their romantic and tragic stories. The best thing you ( and the folks at work ) can do, is to drop him and ignore him from here on. On being found out, they either disappear / walk out, or switch to a fresh set of lies.
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