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I Am a Compulsive Liar

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    I've always had a problem with lying n depression !!!! My father had thee exact same ones and I wonder if I inherited his demons through genetics or from exposure to his virulence...
    Anthony892 Anthony892 22-25 1 Response Feb 16

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    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...
    annonEmouse annonEmouse 26-30, F 11 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    I have never admitted this out loud, to anyone. I have a hard time even truly admitting it to myself, but it has destroyed my life, and I need to change.
    ap1960 ap1960 22-25, F Dec 7, 2013

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    I Am A Compulsive Liar And A Miserable Mizer... - My name is Humphrey and I am 79 years old. I am married to a woman who loathes me for what I have become. I made terrible...
    Humphreyyuen Humphreyyuen 70+, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    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...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    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...
    merscham merscham 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    It's getting out of hand. EP is the only place where I don;t lie and manipulate people. It's all to do with drugs.
    TheSchemingPuppeteer TheSchemingPuppeteer 18-21, M Mar 31

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    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...
    youngmiss youngmiss 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    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...
    6390014h 6390014h 13-15 3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    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...
    jrc5533 jrc5533 22-25, F Apr 14, 2013

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    Help - I need to know that there is hope, I've been lying for years and years. I am only 21 years old and I I'm in an extremely serious relationship with a girl that literally...
    Moneils Moneils 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I Have No Weaknesses. - See right there I lied to you, right in the title. And that is really the point of a lot of my lying. To address insecurities, I do lies for convenience at...
    spiked415 spiked415 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2011

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    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...
    mailboxes mailboxes 22-25 6 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I am a pathological and compulsive liar I don’t know how it started, or when exactly it all happened all I know that I got out of hand very quickly. I have lost friends and...
    S1reAdriel01 S1reAdriel01 18-21 1 Response Mar 14

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    I Just Want Someone To Talk To About This. - I think I am a pathological liar. This past weekend I went to a retreat and it was fun, but we did some bonding exercises that got...
    goodtimesforachange goodtimesforachange 18-21, F Nov 17, 2013

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    I am a 37 yo m compulsive liar and my job is MD. I don't know when my lying exactly started. I have an idea why I lie. However, I didn't even realize that I am a liar until...
    ILostSoul ILostSoul 36-40, M Dec 19, 2013

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    And Proud of It - I lie so often.  I've got quite a talent for it.  It's not even like I think about it before I say it.  Usually I'll be talking and then after...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    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...
    scotgal scotgal 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    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...
    Madz2882 Madz2882 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I Am a Compulsive Liar - I hate that i lie to so many people. It makes me feel worthless, like i;m not good enough and i need to lie to them about myself so that they will like me...
    r0zing r0zing 18-21 3 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    Yet another way to weasel out of things.
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 8

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    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...
    jlw647 jlw647 22-25, F 3 Responses May 11, 2011

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    I have never admitted that before to ANYONE. I am just sick and tired of constantly having to think about what I am going to say so it aligns with all the other lies I have told...
    swedechic swedechic 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Liar Liar My World's On Fire - I am a lair. I am good at lying. I assume this statement is true because people either blindly trust me or don't care enough to catch my lie. I am...
    Littleliarllie Littleliarllie 18-21 3 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    My Lies Are Ruining My Marriage And My Life... - I am a compulsive liar. I don't want to be one, though and this behavior is destroying my marriage and my life.  The person I...
    gradpsu2 gradpsu2 36-40 2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    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...
    readytostop readytostop 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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    I don't know where to start. I came to the conclusion last night that I need help. I work as a hostess at a very popular restaurant. I love my job. I love the people I work with...
    sometimessentimental sometimessentimental 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Can You Help Me Help A Friend?? (long Story) - I have many character flaws and life struggles I am sorting out myself, but being a compulsive liar isn't one of them.  I'm actually...
    Shocheona Shocheona 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    I lie about everything, from being sick, achievements, money, relationships etc. I feel I lie to be loved and maybe for attention but mostly I think because I want to be loved. I...
    Pslaadtats Pslaadtats 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I Am A Compulsive Liar - Hi I am 39 y/o and I have been lying ever since i was a child. when i was younger is was a way to protect myself from the real truth that was my life...
    cypha cypha 36-40 3 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I Think I Need Some Serious Therapy. - I've been a compulsive liar since I was about 14 years old. It started when I got an abortion and had to lie to friends about the follow up...
    LadyAnna LadyAnna 18-21 9 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Hello, Today was the last straw i guess. What I am about to say is tought! I have been lying to my parents. Maybe the reasons are that I am lazy or that i don't appreceate the...
    kristyn1117 kristyn1117 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    "Oh No! I'm A Liar And Going To Hell!" Hah! Just Read The Story. - "Oh No! I'm A Liar and Going to Hell!" G-d there's so many things that look cool out there! One...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    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 1 Response Mar 18

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    I lie to everyone, you know? I mean, everyone believes it and I have an excellent memory when it comes to spewing bullshit. I hate it because I cant talk to any of my friends...
    idontknowanymoreok idontknowanymoreok 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I Ruined My 5 1/2 Year Relationship. - After 5 and a half years my fiance left me because I lied to her. She keeps her money in her safe. Late one night, I went into her safe...
    LostArchangelXx LostArchangelXx 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    At the End of the Road ~ As long as I can remember I've been lying. I can make excuses why I did it. Because my mother rather go out with other people instead of staying home...
    Cella01 Cella01 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    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...
    OnlyLiveTwice OnlyLiveTwice 26-30 6 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    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...
    Alisa48 Alisa48 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    My lieing just recently cost me many relationships. Looking back over the years, I have always lied here and there about things small enough to not get caught. It seems the...
    GirlOnFire123 GirlOnFire123 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Tonight I Am Losing Everything - My fiance is sitting in the bedroom with the door closed. I've lied to her, I've lied to her a lot. I've been corresponding with women I know via...
    TheLastLieITold TheLastLieITold 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Hello all, I have also had my problems with lying, I wouldn't say it's compulsive, but I have gotten into a lot of trouble over it in the past, and have felt very ashamed and...
    kipperk8 kipperk8 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I lie about everything all the time. I think it's because my mom always kept me so sheltered as a kid when I went to highschool I got a little bit of freedom and started lying so...
    Danielle1995195 Danielle1995195 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I've always had a problem with my ego. I loved pumping helium and bullshit into it so that it would float higher and higher and expand bigger and bigger. I don't know when my...
    theprofessionalliar theprofessionalliar 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    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...
    LyingGirl LyingGirl 22-25 29 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Lies Lies Go Away - Im a compulsive liar and I have been for all of my life. I lie about anything! I even went as far as claiming that I was raped. I lie continiously because I...
    liarlying liarlying 18-21 2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    My Lying Has Got Me In a Tough Situation Now... -      Since I was about 13 I've been lying about petty, small, and almost too-little-to-tell things. My father...
    praytosave praytosave 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    I don't think I've EVER been completely honest with someone, anyone, in my whole life.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I wouldnt classify myself as a cumpulsive liar. I would say i just lie from time to time. Maybe this is just a part of denial. I lie about the stupidist things and am constantly...
    kujo1990 kujo1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    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...
    memphis0723 memphis0723 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    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...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    I lied about some very serious things four years ago. I got caught, eventually... thank god! It was probably the most humiliating thing in my entire life. I've not been able to let...
    jmeow jmeow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11