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I Am a Compulsive Liar

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    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

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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 3 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2014

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    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 1 Response May 4

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    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 5 Responses Mar 2

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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. 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

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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 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

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    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 Jun 1

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    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 1 Response May 10

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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 ruining my relationship with my parents and boyfriend of 2 years. I've also lost a lot of friends because of it...
    Madz2882 Madz2882 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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. 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

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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 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

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    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 1 Response May 22

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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 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 3 Responses May 11, 2011

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    I can't, due to royal protocol,

    elaborate too much but, when I left her pad tonight, Kate was grinning like a Cheshire cat, with cream!! Bloody hell Wills!! Get a grip on your crown jewels or I'll have 'em on EBay!! 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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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 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 22-25, F Apr 14, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 Jun 22

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    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 3 Responses Jan 27

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

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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 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

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    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 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Okay, so here is my story.

    ..I'm a liar and I have lied to my wife from the time we were first together, and through our marriage as well. Here's the thing - the only thing I lie to her about is about a terrible habit I have - and it is smoking! I have not cheated on her, I have not done other things...
    bnickel2003 bnickel2003 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I am a compulsive liar

    and I want help will anyone help me or listen to what I have to say?
    compulsiveliar2016 compulsiveliar2016 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    My whole life lying has been second nature to

    me. Not only lying about little day to day activities such as what I had for breakfast but I also would make up lies - huge lies. Now I'm almost 20 and I've stopped making up things, I still lie here and there but I don't make up stories. But now I'm at a point where I need to...
    rileyxyz rileyxyz 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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 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

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    Ever since I can remember I have felt more

    comfort in telling lies than I have in honoring the truth. Whether it be things big or small. It has never felt good to lie, I've always felt an overwhelming guilt surrounding it, but I've never felt in control of it. They came out so easily. I am only recently realizing how...
    LeNa1047 LeNa1047 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    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 22-25, M Jun 22

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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 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

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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 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

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    Hello, my name is ashlynn

    and I am a compulsive liar. I don't know why I lie and I don't understand why I even feel like I have to. I started lying when I was very young, it started off as little lies. Then the lies got bigger and bigger. Recently I was caught in a very big lie, I am so disgusted in what...
    BlueJay18 BlueJay18 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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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 2 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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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 without them asking about a lie that I told a few months ago. It's become a problem and sometimes I can just imagine it all. I can...
    idontknowanymoreok idontknowanymoreok 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    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 41-45, M 8 Responses May 23, 2014

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    When my great uncle, Pablo Picasso,

    passed away he bequeathed to me his box of crayons and some colouring books. Now, whilst they do hold great sentimental value, I no longer have room in my tent to store them so, I have listed them on EBay in the hope that they will find a good home with some arty type who will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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    The other day i had this overwhelming urge to

    pee all over the bathroom at my work. It felt really good but when i was confronted and asked i simply said "no, why would i do that"! I then laughed and laughed so hard it hurt my stomach. Now i have to poop, but i am afraid to use the bathroom again. This has been a really bad...
    StuartPlatt StuartPlatt 46-50, T Mar 12

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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 thing that always looked cool was being a compulsive liar. It's become a recent thing where I tell lies, but that's cause there's people out to get me. I like telling these lies. So...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    I've been trying to stop lying it felt good

    then I found myself lying but quickly call myself to order. it's a process.
    Mohau Mohau 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    When my dad, the right honourable Earnest

    Rutherford, split the atom way back in 1917, my Brother and sister got equal shares, whereas I ended up with **** all!! Thanks a lot...Daddy!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    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

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    It feels nice to tell the truth.

    .. Even if it's anonymous. I have a really big problem with lying. I was lazy in college and was the dumb child in the family. I can't compete with my genius level brother....so I made **** up. Reality is... I'm lazy. I made up stories to get more time on homework and tests I...
    photosmurf photosmurf 26-30, F Mar 7

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    THERE YOU GO ....HON.

    ..LADIES REALIZE WHAT YOU ARE..... MEN JUST BANG YOUR TYPES WE KEEP THEM
    Laughisgoid223 Laughisgoid223 51-55, F Mar 11

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    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

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