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24 Jul 2008

pathological liar
I' ve just realized I' m a pathological liar. I do it all the time &  to anyone. I lie about small things, never big things. Like the other day, I accidentily erased a photo on my husbands camera &  told him it was one of the kids. The thing is the kids know not to play with his things, &  he was addiment its me, so I admitted it was me.

He told me how can he trust me if I lie about everything. I would never cheat or steal but I just cannot stop lying. This is begining to impact my marriage. Pleeeeease Doc can you give me some advice.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Well, I can't give you any magic colution to this problem ( and that's the truth ! ) YOu'd need to see a personal counsellor to work on this problem, and the fact that you have recognized it is an important step forward. Maybe you lie more about little things so as to look good, or to avoid looking bad, to avoid conflict, etc., rather than just to be untrutthgul. Maybe a low self-esteem ? All things a counsellor, especially of the CBT type, can deal with well.
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