What would you like to do?
Should you divorce a pathological liar?
You don't. You hire competent legal counsel barred in the State you live in. He or she will listen to your situation and adopt an appropriate pre-trial and trial strategy. N…ote that even those mental health workers that consider mythomania a real condition admit that prevalence is quite low (one researcher shows only 1 case in 1000 in incarcerated juvenile offenders- a very high risk group- this would mean the general population would have far fewer), that the diagnosis is extremely controversial at best (meaning that few in the mental health field consider it a "condition" worthy of study or research) and the nature of mythomania is to lie at all times and with no discernible motive, not simply when it profits the sufferer to do so. Unless your spouse has a diagnosis of mythomania from a competent clinician, any judge is likely to consider your insistence that he or she is so as an act of histrionics on your part. It's very difficult. Only correspond with the liar through e-mail so that you have everything in writing and proof if you need to show it. Do not have phone conversations with the liar. I made that mistake. Only correspond in writing or through attorneys, period. Am going through this at the moment. Best way to expose is to obtain every single thread of evidence to disprove statements being made. Thia can be by way of credit card and bank statements, reciepts of purchases, calendar entries, even looking at when documents were created on a PC will give you an indication of events at that time. Also don't forget photographs, home videos, videohire listings, utilitiy and phone bills, right down to Dr's & prescriptions etc. Also, I have a ton of friends all writing letters detailing their own experiences with the woman and their perceptions. This gives courts a "helicopter view" of the whole situation. Does it work? We'll my 6 yr old son and I sincerely hope it does in the end. Regards Get a voice recorder, they cant deny the voice they own & people are most likely to really "go off" in person or on the phone. But check your states laws on recording. I have one I use every time I speak with my ex, it's small enough to fit in my purse or pocket, cheap to but worth millions. (06/13/09) The use of a recorder depends on state law, but also you need to transcribe the tape. A recording can be prevented from entrance as evidence, until they commit perjury, but you can enter the transcription. You read it to them while they are on the stand and ask them to confirm it. If they deny it, than you hold up the tape. You may not even need to enter it into evidence as they their reaction may be enough. If it is legal to tape in your state, always use new tapes, never tapes used previously. Be sure the state date, time, and conditions under which the recording was made, at the end.
Do Pathological Liars Admit They Lie? Chronic liars are most commonly found among those who have Antisocial Personality Disorder, although some liars also suffer from factitio…us conditions like Munchhausen's Disorder or Munchhausen's by Proxy and of course, there are disorders that by their nature promote lying -- such as substance abusers who have to lie to spouses or employers in order to support their habit. Narcissists are also fond of lying. The most serious of the chronic liars are the psychopaths, who form the most severe 10% (roughly) of those with Antisocial Personality Disorder and yes, they will happily acknowledge that they lie, in some circumstances. They will rarely acknowledge a lie if doing so might cause them discomfort -- for example, if they lie to police about not having committed some crime, they will generally not back down from this position and they will often not back away from a face-saving or grandiose lie. Those liars who are psychopaths or sociopaths are above all charming, glib and usually to some extent flirtatious. If admitting a lie or two is in the interest of holding your attention, they're happy to do so. Other than an accurate (and controversial) diagnosis of actual mythomania (fantastic story telling as a fixed, non-situational, objectively internal character trait), only delusions can cause an individual to tell a falsehood that they believe to be true. By definition, delusions are *fixed* false beliefs, that do not comport with any religious or cultural tradition, and they do not change when someone points out their falsity. They often don't even change with heavy medication. So if someone is telling you, "I didn't realize I just told a lie; I'm a pathological liar," excuse yourself politely, and go make a new friend. There is not going to be a happy ending. About Pathological liars knowing whether they lie or not, it's actually yes and no. He doesn't know that he has lied until AFTER he has lied (sometimes). He sometimes does not realise he has lied until someone has brought it to his attention. When he finally realises he has lied (on his own), he will NOT admit it, because there is no explanation and he feels somewhat embarrassed. When caught he will sometimes deny it simply because he does not want people to view him as a liar (from fear and shame). Finally, sometimes he will admit it in certain situations. It's not their conscious mind at work, but rather their self-centred, defensive, insecure, low self esteem subconscious. Pathological liars know themselves they are lying sometimes and feel the pain. Othertimes, they don't know ,so their relatives and friends get hurt. So, pathological liars do not always admit they are liars,especially when they are hurting others and protecting themselves. In fact, common liar also do not admit they are lying always. The difference between normal liars and pathological liars are the pain caused by and frequency of lying. Think of our own inner state when our liars are exposed. We will feel awkward but not panic. We would not be hurt so deep, but they will change their other normal mind into an abnormal state and do something that will really hurt other people's feelings. They do not admit they are liars, they go on play the role they thought they are telling the truth. When they are alone, they will think about their suffering and weep in a corner. They can feel the pain double of ours.
Answer Almost everyone lies occasionally. Usually for a reason: too keep from hurting someone's feeling, to stay out of trouble, to keep from being embaras…sed or the like. Most people only lie when they feel they neeed to, and usually feel some sort of guilt or regret about it. Pathological liars lie for any, or no particular, reason. They invent untrue stories about themselves when there is no need to do so. They answer questions with any story that pops to mind. They may tell so many stories that they even begin to believe their own lies. They lie as a way of life, rather than as a last resort. Answer A liar is someone who chooses for one reason or another not to tell the truth. A pathological liar has been diagnosed with a psychological disorder marked by an inability to tell the truth even when he wants to. There are many other symptoms and etiologies; you can search the term on Google and find useful information.
Answer You can't change them. You will have less of a headache if you just bang you head against a brick wall and then forget the person and m…ove on with your life. Answer Only you can decide which way you want your life to go. You can research the facts and statistics and choose accordingly. There is no good prognosis for these folks, as sad and hard to accept as that is. There is some suffering that can never be avoided in life, and there is suffering that 'can' be. This is one of those situations. You increase your chances of immense pain by signing up for such an impossible project. Then again, no one can tell you what you should do with your life. Just be careful, be wise, and remember to watch out for yourself. You are your best protector. Listen to that still small voice within. Best wishes, Alwayslearning.
lol u don't
Confront Him with the problem and if he does not, in your opinion, honestly answer, then you should probably find a boyfriend that doesn't lie.
Pathological liars lies on a regular basis and is unable to control their lying despite of foreseeing inevitable negative consequences or ultimate disclosure of the lie. .…
Pathological liars are those who tell lies at every given opportunity and it is a way of life for them. As such, pathological liars never tell the truth because they are i…ncapable of doing so.
Couldn't hurt, might help. One thing's for sure, anyone who stays with one needs help.
You divorce a pathological liar. How to you prevent your adolescent kids from adopting their fathers behavior while they have a father son relationship?
Murder. Murder most foul.
that's joke , you know it. that's good don't be trapped
Take everything that they say with a grain of salt.(Don't believe anything they say) To get them help, you can call your local mental health clinic and they should be able to …evaluate them and get them treated. The question is: What can you do for the VICTIMS of pathological liars? since there is NOTHING you can do for the pathological liar. In fact, the more you try to help them, the more they use THAT information to become better liars. PLEASE keep an eye on them and who they're conning. They can be VERY destructive. They can ruin peoples' lives, and if allowed to impregnate someone, or become impregnated BY someone, may VERY WELL produce another offspring who will leave more distruction in their path for the next generation and the next generation ad infinitium.............Do not allow them to reproduce at all costs.
While virtually everyone may tell a lie at times, for various practical reasons, a pathological liar is a mentally ill person who feels compelled to lie even when the lies do …not serve any useful purpose. Such people also may base their entire strategy of survival upon an endless series of lies. Pathological liars typically appear to be very sincere when they are lying, and may be very deceptive. They feel no embarrassment about what they do.