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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 30 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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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 text and deleting the evidence immediately. I haven't intended to cultivate anything beyond casual conversation, this time.  I have...
    TheLastLieITold TheLastLieITold 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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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. All my friendships are based on lies because I believe no one will ever like for me. Even my date of birth is fake. I am sick...
    swedechic swedechic 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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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    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 pretty personal. One of them was to anonymously write a secret/insecurity on a piece of paper that we wanted to let go of and then read them out...
    goodtimesforachange goodtimesforachange 18-21, F Nov 17, 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 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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    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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    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 lie to the most is my husband. The reasons why are mostly when I feel ashamed or feel I will be yelled at or punished for something I did or handled...
    gradpsu2 gradpsu2 36-40 2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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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 it go and it still eats away at me every day. If anyone is in a similar situation, I'm here to talk. I don't judge, I want to support. I know...
    jmeow jmeow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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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 times but its not as big a problem as the main one. Lying to avoid. Lying to cover up. Lying to trick and conjure...
    spiked415 spiked415 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2011

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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 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

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    I have been lying to make myself look better

    for quite sometime, now I have the woman of my dreams and I cant stop lying to her. I want nothing more but to be honest with her but lies just come out all the time.
    back2life13 back2life13 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 28

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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. I now I'm better than that but I can;t seem to stop! Everyday i wake up and tel myself, "You will not lie." And...
    r0zing r0zing 18-21 3 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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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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    "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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    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, ( that one is not true) or maybe because I have to. Today my mother asked me if i smoked and i told her no but i did. My parents are REAL non...
    kristyn1117 kristyn1117 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I lie all the time. Even over stupid stuff.

    Idk. When someone asks me a question I automatically lie.
    ShatteredWingz ShatteredWingz 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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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 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

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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'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 for so long ... It's always afflicted my life I've always told a million lies about my life to feel better about myself because I feel so...
    Anthony892 Anthony892 22-25 1 Response Feb 16

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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 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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. However as I got older it seems like the worst lying became for me. I lied about most things if I felt it would get me out of...
    cypha cypha 36-40 3 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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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 also try to make people show there love for me through lies. I lie to make up for my flaws. Even though I lie I still feel...
    Pslaadtats Pslaadtats 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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'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 bubble burst, but I believe it was around the time I was in second grade ... maybe even as early as first. Your mother always told you how...
    theprofessionalliar theprofessionalliar 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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 would always lie about status and fancy things that he didn't have. He went as far as cheating on my mom and having a son and still lying about it...
    praytosave praytosave 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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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 figure that this is the only way people will like me. I have made up imaginary friends and a foreign boyfriend who is...
    liarlying liarlying 18-21 2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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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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    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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    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 8

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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 financial decisions, which have resulted in bad real estate purchases, and I blame others for them. The only thing I know to do well in life is to lie. I make...
    Humphreyyuen Humphreyyuen 70+, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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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. And I lie to them everyday. I have been lying since I was little. I don't remember how it started. All I know is that one day...
    sometimessentimental sometimessentimental 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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 guilty because of it. Because of this, and other experiences with mental health problems, I've decided to write a script about a compulsive liar. It...
    kipperk8 kipperk8 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    It's both a blessing

    and a curse. I only use my lying skills for good though.. Most of the time
    lunamars lunamars 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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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 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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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, and took money out. I left it in a hoodie pocket and went to bed. When I woke up, she had walked the dog and taken my hoodie. Knowing I...
    LostArchangelXx LostArchangelXx 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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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 not lying on here, I have no reason to, none of you are physically here to yell at me. Please bear with me as I've never told anyone...
    Littleliarllie Littleliarllie 18-21 3 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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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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    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 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 much to my mom she no longer trusts me I've been such a bad daughter to her even now as a 19 year old!! I lie and good at lying. I don't...
    Danielle1995195 Danielle1995195 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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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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    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 writing on this board today because I suspect a close friend of being a compulsive liar... and I want to help her if she is.  But before I can do...
    Shocheona Shocheona 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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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 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 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 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

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    I have been a liar for

    as long as I can remember. I will lie about anything and everything. A lie as small as "yea I like that outfit" to "I am the proud mother of boy girl twins" The truth is I probably don't like the outfit and I am a virgin so how would having kids even be possible? I have created...
    iampossible1991 iampossible1991 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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 reputation because of it. I even feel my career as a medical professional is going to be jeopardized by my own dishonesty. This worrying because...
    S1reAdriel01 S1reAdriel01 18-21 1 Response Mar 14

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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 pills I had to take. I told them that I had tumors on my ovaries and the pills were pain medication. I had to tell several lies to follow up...
    LadyAnna LadyAnna 18-21 9 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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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 hurting my wife with lies. Lies are the one thing she hates and i see how much i hurt her every time. Today she asked me...
    kujo1990 kujo1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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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 6 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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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 recently. I lie about everything and lies feels like the truth. I married to this wonderful woman. We got married 3 years ago. I am a...
    ILostSoul ILostSoul 36-40, M Dec 19, 2013

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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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    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, while my father lived in another continent because of the divorce. This made me the primary caretaker of my brother. I detached to...
    Cella01 Cella01 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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 situations always are when I have an underlying anxiety concerning the subject. People asking me about my grades when Im doing bad, or about a...
    GirlOnFire123 GirlOnFire123 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 I say something I'll think, "What?"  I've stopped trying to be honest; it's just not who I am. ...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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