I Am a Compulsive Liar

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    I Never Knew I Did It, Until Now, And It May Be Too Late

    I have always been a great person, or so that's what I thought everyone thought of me. I had good grades, a good education, a great job right out of college, and an extremely beautiful wife. I have made mistakes, and I admit to them, but I always had and still have the problem of...
    bswimy bswimy
    22-25
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2011

    I always say how I never want someone to lie to

    be because it is such a betrayal of trust, but I am a compulsive liar. It starts out simple enough, a little white lie here and there, then it turns into this monster that is controlling your entire being and you find yourself questioning what is real and what is a lie. I am...
    karmaismygod00 karmaismygod00
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    Pretty much lied about stupid things my whole

    life. Trying to break the cycle but man is it hard. Seeing a therapist but the in between times kind of suck. My wife says she just doesn't know if she can take it any more.
    DJPorkchopp DJPorkchopp
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    Confessions Of A Teenage Liar

    I am a liar. Yep, that's me! The girl who says she went to a party and kissed a hot guy, when really she was at home playing checkers with her cat. A bit of an exaggeration, butI honestly wish I could stop. By now it's a serious problem, and it's getting so stressful. I don't...
    6390014h 6390014h
    13-15
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2012
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather
    26-30, F
    May 10, 2015

    I can't help it. I lie to protect myself from

    others knowing too much about me. I need to stop. Sometimes I actually believe my lies.
    loading100 loading100
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2015

    I began lying at the age of 12

    and it became a addiction, I enjoyed the thrill of being able to trick people. It felt like a accomplishment and my award was entertainment and attention. I became so good at it, I even believed some of my own lies to be true. But not anymore, I have started a fresh start and I...
    AlternateReality AlternateReality
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2014
    LenapeYengwe LenapeYengwe
    31-35
    Aug 29, 2015

    Hi everyone, I just joined the support group

    today! I'm currently at university, and overall happy with how everything's going, especially with my girlfriend who I met here. But the frustrating thing is my bad habits when it comes to lying! I am an open person but seem to lie about the smallest unnecessary things! Like...
    Ant1197 Ant1197
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 4

    When I created this site "Experience Project" a

    couple of months ago, it was all field and moorland! I never, even in my wildest fantasy imagined...that the one small seed that I planted on such infertile soil would flourish and grow into an orchard! So I've decided...I'm listing the entire site on EBay! NR I expect to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    Frustration Doesn't Begin To Explain It.

    The hardest part is realizing you just lied about something so small and unnecessary and remembering no prior intention of doing so. It just happens without warning as if it's so easy. It's like your brain is constantly working two steps ahead of you, ready to lie before the...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2012

    Taking Control Of My Addiction

      Yes, I too am a compulsive liar. Just realized this when I was called out on it. Hard to swallow and in denial and retaliation at first, however have come to terms. Its been two days since I have told any lies so I'm getting there. I have come clean to my loved ones and...
    Alisa48 Alisa48
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

    It's Not As Bad As It Sounds

    When you think of a compulsive liar, do you think of someone who is malicious, conniving, deceiving, and selfish? Well, then you are not thinking of a compulsive liar at all, but a pathological liar. Compulsive lying is much much different. Compulsive liars generally do not lie...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    I hate myself for this.

    I desperately need advice on where to even begin to forgive myself. I started lying in my freshman year of high school. I was at a new school and didnt know anyone one, and was known for being painfully quiet in middle school. I saw it as a chance to start over, meet new people...
    ohwonder8451 ohwonder8451
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    I lie because I love the attention.

    people always tell me to "be myself", but the true me is so uninteresting. I always use a little bit of truth but it's mostly exaggerated and I can't help it. I just need another compulsive liar to be my friend so I won't be judged and I can tell the truth to at least one person...
    iamxander iamxander
    18-21, M
    Oct 30, 2015

    Only When It's Appropriate

    I am only a compulsive liar to a certain extent. The only time I lie is when I know someone can be thoroughly hurt as a result, when I'm not at liberty to discuss certain information because I don't want to take sides in an argument, or when I am about to get a sh*t storm of...
    ItWasAGhostBro ItWasAGhostBro
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2013

    I am a Compulsive Liar this is not new to me.

    I've never had a reason to change for me lying kept me away from a social life and I was ok with that as I rather be away from social interaction. but now I am in love or I think it is I'm still unsure if the feeling is real or just a reaction in your body when you do certain...
    Tronski41 Tronski41
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 19

    My wife caught me lying/keeping things from her

    again. I really don't know why I do it, but I know it makes her upset and that she feels she can't trust me. I really need to figure this out our just get out. I think my life has been nothing but disappointing those that love me.
    Fotoman Fotoman
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    Today was a crap day.

    I'm beginning to feel very unwanted in my job. To begin with, to be completely honest, I have not been the best employee at my new position. I've messed up quite a lot, and I feel so completely stupid and untrusted in my job these days. Today, I asked my boss what I should...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    I Lie For Attention

    I have been lying since I was 8 years old. I lie so much sometimes that I cannot remember my lies. My friends all still love me but think less of me because of it. I lie to strangers, friends, and family. I lie to make myself look better, and to make myself feel better. I am...
    merscham merscham
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2011

    Is It Compulsive Lying?

    I have come to realize that I may be a compulsive liar. The term first became an easy excuse to justify why I told stupid lies. Why lying was an automated response for me. Why I belived my own lies. Then it started to offend me. I wasn't a compulsive liar! Or was I? The more...
    jlw647 jlw647
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2011

    I come from a large extended family,

    among which I was the middle cousin. I also come from a small close family, of which I am the middle child. My sister is one of those overachieving people, the ones you look up to and think "Man, I wish I did that," and I felt like I was always in her shadow. Around the time...
    Nahkriin Nahkriin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 18

    This Is Ruining My Life

    I am a compulsive liar. I know it and everyone else knows it as well. I cherish the deception that I used to get what I want and sometimes I lie just because I'm bored or want people to like me. I'm not sure why. My life is interesting enough as it is. I'm a professional...
    OnlyLiveTwice OnlyLiveTwice
    26-30
    6 Responses Sep 20, 2012

    I've been lying ever

    since I was about 4 or 5 (I think). I first remember lying when my dad had built a closet into our house and I went and wrote my brothers and I's name on the wall. My mom came in and yelled, and I blamed it on my 3 or 4 year old brother. She slapped me straight in the face, and...
    ready1994 ready1994
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    i lie in every situation i face

    even the small ones i need to stop this very bad habbit i can not control yhis anymore everyday i tell myself u need to stop lying but i redo it the next day what to do now i almost hate myself i need to stop that i really do plz any help !!
    mayahhho mayahhho
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18

    I finally realized that I'm a compulsive liar.

    After my partner was told fabricated stories about me she believed them of course.. Because of all the previous lies.. But this time I was actually telling the truth. I've never seen so much hurt in her eyes. She is completely fed up. I admitted to her that I had a problem and...
    Ladybugtc Ladybugtc
    26-30, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    I grep in a emotionally abusive family with an

    alcholic mother. Lies was something i just needed to do. I had to to cover up things that had happened and lie about my family all the time. I was never allowed to talk too much about classmates especially boys so i ended up covering up with lies to avoid conflicts. Sadly...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 10

    i love to lie in my bed whole night

    and keep my eyes open and not sleep. I slap my face when i try to close my eyes.
    heimerweisen heimerweisen
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 2

    My boyfriend is a compulsive liar.

    I haven't "caught" him entirely or confronted him in the major lies but I notice where things just don't add up. 1. Says his ex gf died. (No results found when I search her name. Her suicide letter in his wallet is his exact handwriting only smaller.) 2. Says this ex gf's mom...
    b4ttleborn b4ttleborn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Lying Has Ruined My Life.

    I am a compulsive liar, I have known that i had a problem since i was in early elementary school, i would lie to my friends about the wirdest things they did it too, on ocassion, but it was a regular thing for me. An impulse that i cant quite stop until its already out there. I...
    mailboxes mailboxes
    22-25
    7 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    Only Small Lies...but due to my motivation those might be as bad as big lies

    I am a very creative person, and I often feel like I need to hide the truth. I rarely lie about big things, it is usually about something really little and stupid. I have lied about foods I have eaten that day, I have lied about errands I ran. Sometimes my lies are very complex...
    youngmiss youngmiss
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 30, 2008

    Mental Illness+lying = Disaster.

    So when I was about 16 I used to get caught in my own delusions and because I'd lied so much. I hated high school everyone new me as a liar. Because i had no idea how to make it all stop or keep up. so i just stuck to a couple of people and hid from humiliation. If this wasn't...
    readytostop readytostop
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2012

    Angry With Myself, I Want To Stop

    This is my first step to taking action to rid myself of my compulsive lying problem. Like many people on this site, my compulsive lying problem stems from my childhood. My father died of cancer just before I turned 8. My mother was a verbally abusive, manipulative, and neglectful...
    jrc5533 jrc5533
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2013

    I am almost an adult,

    and I am just now coming to terms with the fact that I am a seriously mentally ****** up person. I lie about everything, big, small, it doesn't matter. I lie about the dumbest stuff and I have no idea why. Sometimes I just say these things without thinking about it. WHY?? I have...
    girlwithissues girlwithissues
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    Hello everyone! I just joined today

    after realizing my lying has went way out of control. I have been lying for many years trying to get sympathy and attention. The first time I lied was to a good friend of mine growing up. I had moved about 4 hours away from where I grew up so it was easy to lie about anything...
    m0220m m0220m
    22-25, F
    Jan 27

    I Am a Compulsive Liar

      I hate liars.  I hate lying.  However I have come to the realization that I am a compulsive liar.  I lie, constantly, with no goal or purpose in mind.  I lie for the sake of lying.  I lie to not tell the truth.  Most psychologists will break...
    LyingGirl LyingGirl
    22-25
    32 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    I CANNOT STOP LYING AND MAKING FAKE FACEBOOK

    PROFILES. I LIE ABOUT EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE. FROM WORK , WHERE I LIVE, MARRIED OR NOT, KIDS, MY HOBBIES. MY FAMILY, MY EDUCATION.. YOU NAME IT , IT IS A LIE.
    AmyStewart0907 AmyStewart0907
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    I've been lying since

    as long as I can remember about the stupidest most irrelevant stuff, and I can't seem to stop. I hope it doesn't screw something up for me later on.
    herheadhasnoroom herheadhasnoroom
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    The Realisation

    I guess today marks a big step in trying to sort everything out. I am a compulsive liar. The reason I say this now is that I am ready to make a big leap to stop the crap and try and sort my life out. I am what you would say a normal female, university educated at the start...
    scotgal scotgal
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jun 12, 2012

    I can't stop, I want to I want to stop

    so much. I'm literally killing my relationship. She can't believe a word I say and I don't blame her at all. I'm currently living away from her because of my lying and it's killing me. I need to stop. I want to stop, I have to stop. I've lied about almost everything, stupid...
    Bags2306 Bags2306
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    I am compulsive liar.

    Half the time I don't even realise I'm lying until I look back at a situation. I often find myself falling into daydreams where I am talking to someone I know. When I wake up, I realise that everything I just told them was a lie. I feel so alone because my lies make me feel...
    katie735 katie735
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    I sabotage relationships,

    the closer I could be to them the worse I behave. I truly am a compassionate, loving and good person. I am fine in the beginning of relationships and then I panic and I ruin them. I start lying about horrible things or stupid ones that are completely unbelievable. Like setting...
    Deedahdoo Deedahdoo
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    i dont even know were to begin.

    I am married to a wonderfull men the love of my life. And i keep hurting him. I am a compulsive liar. I lie for really stupid things because im scared to get screamed at or judged that i cant do this right. I love my husband so much but the lying has gotten so bad that he thinks...
    Ashley52 Ashley52
    18-21
    May 4, 2015

    I think it started when I was in middle school,

    I often thought my life was not interesting, and I wanted people to find me interesting so I would like them, and I started inventing stories. By now it's harder to say the truth than a lie because I always find myself lying even about the smallest things like "what did you eat...
    GCWhiskey GCWhiskey
    26-30, M
    Jun 22, 2015

    My habit of lying is destroying my relationship

    with my parents. I have lied to them twice recently about really big things, and then tried to cover it up when they asked about it. They say they can't trust me with anything anymore. But I always feel like they'll be more upset at the truth, so I risk it and lie hoping they'll...
    Tate8146 Tate8146
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    When I was in middle school,

    I found myself lying about everything - Even stupid things like what I had for dinner the night before. Eventually, people stopped trusting me at all, and even when I was telling the truth, they would think I was lying. That's when I noticed it was a problem. It has been almost...
    stalingradsnow stalingradsnow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014

    My Lies Are Breaking Me

    I am a compulsive liar, and I need help.  I hear about other compulsive liars and I see a pattern.  The lies make no sense.  Why do we do this?  Why do I do this?  And how do I stop? It is harder for me to tell the truth than it is to lie.  The...
    annonEmouse annonEmouse
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Dec 3, 2009

    I Don'T Know

    I don't understand it I really do lie all the time. I lie even when it is unnecessary I know when I am doing it but I just can't figure out any other option. It's ruining my relationship with my parents and boyfriend of 2 years. I've also lost a lot of friends because of it...
    Madz2882 Madz2882
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    I am a compulsive liar,

    socially isolated and was on the verge of committing suicide. Why? I lost my best friend because of my lies and became isolated and distanced from all of my classmates. Am I happy with that? No, that’s why I decided to write everything down. I want other liars to see this as a...
    InexpierencedBanker InexpierencedBanker
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    For a while now I have been feeling really low

    and because I feel really low most of the time I don't want to face people, so I can't help but lie to avoid others whenever I can. I used to be super honest that my friends would say that I'm too honest and open. Now it's not true anymore. I believe that most of the time lying...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    Like a lot that I have read,

    I guess it started as a child, got worse as a teenager, but not as much as an adult. But I guess I'm here to share my story and hope to get some advice in making a turn around for the better. I got married when I was 19. And we were together for 13 years, shortly after the lies...
    Lostandalone33 Lostandalone33
    31-35, F
    Oct 10, 2015

    Self-perception From A Serial Liar

    People always tell you honesty is the best policy. I am inclined to agree. However, I can also tell you that living life as a compulsive liar it's not as simple as just telling the truth. You have a habit of lying and constantly have this INTENSE fear of how others will see you...
    memphis0723 memphis0723
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2012

    I lie all the time for little to no reason at

    all. Anyone on the same boat with me?
    brandonhaas2 brandonhaas2
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    Taking the first steps;

    once you admit that you have a problem, you need to figure out how you can fix your problem. my lying had spiraled out of control and I became a manipulator, only out for what I wanted and not thinking of any concequences. In doing this I was leading a double life and cheated on...
    karmaismygod00 karmaismygod00
    22-25, F
    May 20, 2015

    I lie about everything.

    HUGE things - my health included. I lie to everyone. Friends, strangers, family, boyfriend... every time I meet a new person I think "I'm not going to lie to them about anything" and it always happens. Sometimes I think I should come clean about everything... I don't feel guilty...
    platinumtim platinumtim
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    At the age of 16 I told my first non-white lie.

    A lump was found on my back after testing they ruled out cancer. I had be struggling with my parents divorce and tried everything in my power to keep my family together. I sacrificed my own image to get their attention. I said I had cancer. I needed someone to listen. My parents...
    outintheopen1 outintheopen1
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    I stand here a shell of a man,

    alone and without direction to find a path. I am a compulsive Liar and i have been all my life. I have hurt and destroyed everything that is near and dear to my heart. I have almost no friends, no family and no love to call my own. I am defeated and at rock bottom and needing...
    Inspiremylife Inspiremylife
    46-50, M
    8 Responses May 23, 2014

    I lie too much. I just can't help it,

    it's becoming out of my hand. Well at least I'm being honest in confessing I'm a dishonest person.
    LilithAbney LilithAbney
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2014
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