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I Married a Compulsive Liar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a compulsive liar and this I do very well and have been one from a very young age. I'm now 24 and this has cost me a lot, my relationship of 3 years my close friends, my job...
    Mohau Mohau 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    I have gone 6 days without lying and it has been hard. I always hear that voice in my head that says "if you don't tell the truth it won't hurt anyone" or "it's only one more and...
    selfishgirl21 selfishgirl21 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    there is no one in my life that I dont lie to. I lie about little things ie "mom of course I went to yoga" and big things,(to much to go into) I lie so smoothly. it just flows out...
    zoesel zoesel 31-35, F Feb 16

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    I have a problem with lying and it may have cost my the woman I love. I'm going to get better and I hope that I can get her back. I've hit bottom and I realize that I first have to...
    yosoyroland yosoyroland 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Do they look happy? Idk I have my own opinion but I want others too
    coffeedrinker89 coffeedrinker89 22-25, F Feb 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...
    rileyxyz rileyxyz 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just started posting here and I do have to say, the negativity on here in this category is mind blowing. I want to share my experience about how I met my husband. When we met, he...
    Lil5 Lil5 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm looking for that special someone in my life, get married, settle down, and have children. I want to meet my future husband real soon.
    freckles45 freckles45 41-45, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Yes I have been married for 31 years and happily but find myself needing and wanting to be with other men more and more to feel complete sexually and happy
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 2 hrs ago

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    We got married last April. Yea, it's early in the marriage, but ever since that day things have gone straight downhill. We don't have sex, ever. Last time was December I think. She...
    firemedic12 firemedic12 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 21

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    THEY LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING SHE KNOWS WHERE 100K COIN COLLECTION IS ITS IN YOUR HANDS GUYS LIARS PHONIES FAKES AND LIARS
    COINCOLLECTIONLIARS COINCOLLECTIONLIARS 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I hate liars yet I'm a liar..Then that means, I hate myself?
    dazzlingdots dazzlingdots 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 23

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    That "i care for you so much" and now that person didn't even talk to you, feeling. -___- such a good liar!
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I love pretty little liars Spoby is my favourite
    Ilovesomeonespecial Ilovesomeonespecial 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    I am a bad liar and I don't like to lie , but what bother me is that when I say the truth someone refer that is lie
    as3adsamy as3adsamy 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Hello Everyone, let's see where to start.....I got married in 2009 so been married for 5 and a half years now, I feel like I've been cheated. The man i said YES to when he had...
    tiredofboringhusband tiredofboringhusband 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I am sick of being single. The biggest problem is that I hate going places where it is likely to meet someone. I don't really drink, hate loud noise, can't dance, and am not...
    Stongarn Stongarn 31-35, M Feb 22

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    wait.....does that even make any since? anyways, there is a difference between love and marriage. i bet you've heard that one before too many times. Getting married has to be done...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I know that i'm going to be getting married soon. I'm in my late 20s and I'm finally ready for marriage. My partner has yet to ask me, but I can feel that he's going to soon...
    ksmith0315 ksmith0315 26-30 1 Response Feb 23

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    I know this must sound fake but I married a man 49 years ago that I never really loved. I have never told anyone this. I kept making excuses that he was a good husband a good...
    blufftongal546 blufftongal546 66-70, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I guess I'm just like every other person here that says they are married but lonely. So to start, I have been with my wife for 20+ years, and married for almost 18. We met...
    dgob1 dgob1 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 6

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    Hi, I don't know who yo turn to, so I decides to post in here because u can't talk about this with my husband. we got married last may after almost two years of dating, he's not...
    csa0883 csa0883 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 8