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It can be confusing knowing how to deal with a pathological liar. A white lie every now and then – sure, that’s understandable. But habitually being lied to can be a source of great pain and lead to relationship strain and/or breakups.
In this blog, we will look at the following:
If you’ve ever had friends or loved ones that struggled with addiction, you’ve probably been the recipient of their lies from time to time. It’s not uncommon for those struggling with addictive behaviors to lie to themselves and others about their drinking or drug habits. In fact, addiction experts believe lying actually goes hand in hand with addiction.
If you have a loved one that’s struggling with lying and/or addiction, it’s likely you have some concerns and questions. This article will help you come to know more about pathological liar symptoms and addiction – and how you can be content with either.
Those that struggle with addiction do tend to lie about various things. Some do it consciously, while others have no idea that what they are saying is a lie. They may totally believe that what they are saying is true.
Here are some common reasons people may lie about addiction:
Pathological liar symptoms vary from person to person. Pathological lying is different than lying to avoid consequences. When lying becomes pathological, people lie for no reason at all. They lie so often that they may not even realize they are doing it. Sometimes, habitual lying can be a sign of a mental health condition, such as borderline or narcissistic personality disorder.
The following are various characteristics of those who are pathological liars:
Keep in mind not every pathological liar displays all these symptoms. They may display several or perhaps only one.
If you’re wondering how to deal with a pathological liar, there are things you can do to help you and the other person. Of course, it will depend on the specific situation. If you see habitual liar symptoms in your loved one, try the following tips to cope:
If you’re loved one is caught up in pathological lying due to their addiction, Soul Surgery can help with intervention and treatment. We can address the addiction and the habitual lying. Reach out today, as we’d love to discuss the topic with you further.