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I Married a Compulsive Liar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    Married A Liar

    I did not realize that my husband was a liar until after I married him. I believed everything that he told me and had no reason not to at the time. A week after we got married he went to have knee surgery and he told me that it was from an injury that he suffered from since he...
    Confusion24 Confusion24 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2010

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    Need To Talk To Someone, Desperately.

    My name is Elicia Johnson and ive been living with my boyfriend, John Johnson, for about two years now. we both love eachother very much but he has a compulsive lying disorder.  yes, it makes it sooo hard to hold a relationship. i can barely trust him  most of the...
    SweetEJ SweetEJ 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    Not Married Yet...

    i met my fiance when i was fifteen. since then he has told me all kinds of lies that make absolutely no sense. he told me about businesses he owned. things he had. and even the most trivial things he lies about. i do not know what to do. if it was not for his lying he would be...
    avagwen420 avagwen420 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    What Was I Thinking?!

    My third marriage turned out to be a nightmare. How could an independant business woman who had spent the time to "work on loving herself" fall for a sociopathic liar? Well as it turns out, if you don't figure out what caused all your previous failed relationships, you can't find...
    Fenshui Fenshui 46-50 1 Response May 31, 2012

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    I have been married to a compulsive liar

    for 45 years and you would think I would either get use to it or leave. Well it still breaks my heart each time he lies, I've tried so many different tactics and none work. I would love to leave but like a lot of women my age, and my health problems, I feel stuck. Years ago I...
    lucasrukus lucasrukus 61-65, F 5 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    My Perfect Glass Castle Shattered Last October...

    So I thought I was a married to my soul-mate, I found the one, the only... my forever over 7 years ago.  Boy was I wrong! I got married young.  I definitely did not plan on it, but that's the way life goes.  I met who i thought was my soul mate.  We worked together and were...
    endenturedwife endenturedwife 26-30 7 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Don't Know Why My Wife Changes The Facts So Much

    I'm new to this group. My wife has a problem with the facts, well we all do sometimes, but she takes it to the extreme. Usually the story changes to make others look bad, sometimes me. She is a big complainer, criticizes almost everything and just does not admit to mistakes. She...
    kirkb kirkb 56-60 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    I love my husband and can't imagine my life

    without him. Not only he gives me the stability I need, he also feels the same if not more for me as well. He has severe OCD and is constantly trying to conceal it. He embraces his so-called, "disability" and doesn't mind it as much as others with OCD. Therefore he conceals it...
    kymikal kymikal 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    My Husband Is A Compulsive Liar And A Cheat And I Stay Because Of The Children.

    I have been in a defacto relationship for 12 years and I have 2 young children who adore their father. I have been suspecting that he was lying to me all the time throughout the years, i.e, making up excuses for being late, staying late at night with friends. He was doing...
    newsoulau newsoulau 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    Anita

    I am recently separated from a compulsive liar.He is still lying....and it seems easier for him to do than be thruthful, even over small things.I am struggling so much because other than the lying he is a real good man.But...I must be true to myself .anyone out there can maybe...
    AnitaMariek AnitaMariek 56-60 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    I Married A Compulsive Lier!

    my husband has been lying to e for 12 years, and not just little ones. He has lied about house buying to the point that we went bankrupt, no wait he lied about that too! having children from past relationships, dream jobs, secret money and the worst yet, testicular cancer. he...
    xxkategeexx xxkategeexx 31-35, F May 20, 2010

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    Why Do We Believe The Lies?

    I have known for a long time now that he has been lying about everything, but I just stuffed it inside and continued on with life.  One day, nine years later, I just can't pretend anymore that he's not being controlling am manipulative.  This isn't love and my children and I...
    bbjjccdd bbjjccdd 36-40 5 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    Can't Stop Lying...poor Things

    ALL cheaters/psychopaths/sociopaths/narcissists are pathological liars. Lying is part of their personality disorder. They lie without thought, without conscience, and without regret. They lie consciously and with malicious intent. They lie to gain control and manipulate. They can...
    KnightMaster KnightMaster 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 6, 2011

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    In Love With A Compulsive Liar: Doubts And Fears.

    I met John (not his real name) on December 28, 2011, and he seemed-although a little pushy-perfect. He was cool, attractive, and all around just seemed like a great guy who had everything together. When I introduced my 7 year old son to him he absolutely fell in love. He cried...
    UnluckyStar04 UnluckyStar04 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    I Married A Male Cougar Gold Digger!

    If I tend to jump around on my topic; forgive me in advance. A lot has happened to me; and my memory isn't all in order; not sure if that makes sense. I mean; in order such as the order that this event happened.... I am not sure what one calls a man who is a gold digger...
    IDreamInMiniature IDreamInMiniature 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Married to a man for 17years

    who I trusted. Found out he also married a chinese lady. Forged divorce papers. Stole all my jewellery. Dead mothers wedding and engagement ring. Fathers war medal and 92 year old picture i had of my dad he stole everything including my life.
    meme7756 meme7756 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    Doc Series Looking To Hear Personal Stories About Compulsive Lying

    Storonoway Productions is currently producing a four part documentary exploring the science of human behaviours. Working with research scientists from North America's top universities, this series will attempt to understand what factors - biological, evolutionary, environmental...
    DocCasting DocCasting 26-30, M Nov 17, 2010

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    Freedom From Liars :) My Story Update......

    i thought i should update my experience as a lot of time has gone by since i last told my story. i finally left my compulsive liar of a husband 18 months ago. it all came to a head when we were finally evicted from our bungalow. we were sent to a grotty bed and breakfast along...
    xxkategeexx xxkategeexx 31-35, F 2 Responses May 29, 2012

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    I Married a Compulsive Liar

    When we got married my husband and I had been together for almost 4 years and had a two year old son.  Ten months after the wedding we had our second son.  So far so good.  Or not.  Our entire relationship was based on lies.  Mainly the lie that he loved...
    dollywolly dollywolly 31-35, F 4 Responses May 24, 2009

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    It Never Ends, Does It?

    My husband and I have been married for over 12 years. We met through the internet and married when we were pretty young. It was the biggest mistake I ever made, but by the time I figured that out, he had us in serious debt and I was unemployed. He lies about everything from money...
    ChitownGrl ChitownGrl 31-35 2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    Falling For Your Character

    "The difficultly with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but we must live with a character." - Peter Devries Falling For Your Character We can only appreciate the profundity of this statement if we understand what is meant by CHARACTER. "Personality" is easy...
    KnightMaster KnightMaster 46-50, M 1 Response May 17, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    BlueJay18 BlueJay18 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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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...
    bnickel2003 bnickel2003 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Most people lie for one reason or another but I mostly lie for unknown (at least to me) reasons. I still lie sometimes for various reasons but mostly for no reason. I noticed that...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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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...
    DJPorkchopp DJPorkchopp 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Trying to break the cycle. Have to do it. Now. Therapy is great but need to deal with the in between stuff.
    DJPorkchopp DJPorkchopp 46-50, M Apr 19

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    yes.. I know I'm a horrible person.. I. dating a married man... we've tried not too. and would stop taking for months. but we miss each other so much.. that we find our way back...
    Camoprincess4455 Camoprincess4455 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Literally, 95% of the people on EP are liars. I feel so betrayed. Internet friends are rarely real and truthful, so next time you're taking to your online lover, remember they are...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 21

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    Years ago, in school (about 10 years ago?), I was a little liar because in one class I always said to my parents that I don't have any homework to do even if I had some. I can...
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Currently, I am in the beginning process of a divorce. We should have parted ways a long time ago. When we first met, he seemed very charming and sweet. Never would have suspected...
    Starsatnight2015 Starsatnight2015 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I have the kind of obsessive compulsive disorder that is often, but not always hidden. The kind that keeps me in bed thinking for ages instead of getting up in the morning, the...
    carolina99 carolina99 22-25, F Apr 22

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    Once a liar, always a liar.
    Amnjourney Amnjourney 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I lie. All the time. I also believe I am a sex addict. I am married to a woman and I lie so much to her and to my friends and co workers... But yet, I've become so good and well...
    Ha12mo17y Ha12mo17y 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Where to begin with this one. Well let's see, I hate it when people lie, pretty simple. If you don't want to talk to me, just be straight up, tell me you're not interested. Don't...
    Nicki617 Nicki617 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Cheaters and liars make me want to kill myself. Why God why? How could someone be so f'in evil?
    funluvz funluvz 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Liars are one of the types of people that I absolutely despise.
    TrainzRFun TrainzRFun 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I HATE LIARS. Seriously be honest. Especially when its simple!
    savannaD14 savannaD14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    One thing I can't stand...is being lied to. One of my biggest pet hates! I don't give a **** if you lie about something small down to something huge...but if I feel mislead or...
    TasStn TasStn 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I hate them so much I knew a girl on EP and I thought she was telling the truth turns out she lied the whole time.I was very angry because I tried to help her and everything.She...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My ex was my first love. As first loves go, I envisioned marrying this guy and having his kid. It took me years to get over the relationship. It took me forever to get over it...
    LARINgitisEx LARINgitisEx 26-30, F Apr 3

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F Apr 4

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    When I was younger I have never had thoughts about getting married, having kids and starting a family. I used to say that getting married was just a symbol I didn't need, just a...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 13