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If you've put up with it for 30 years there has got to be some other good qualities to this "good old boy!" You have to decide if you are angry over a culmination of problems in your marriage and you've finally boiled over, or, you're having a weak moment. Most men (and women) can lie about small things. For example: I asked my husband to tell his friend to call me with information I asked for. When my husband got home I asked him if he told this guy and my husband said he had. Well, my husband lied! I didn't get too upset because I know he didn't do it intentionally, but men will lie over the smaller things in life rather than deal with confrontation. If your husband lies about important things or is cheating, then yes, by all means ... get rid of the old goat! Good luck Marcy

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Q: Should a woman divorce her compulsive lying husband after 30 years?
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How many lies is compulsive lying?

Compulsive lying is when you cannot stop lying, so you lie almost whenever you can.

What is compulsive lying?

It is when you can't stop lying, even if you don't want to lie.A compulsive liar is someone who can't resist lying, even when there is no reson to.

Can a compulsive liar stop lying?


Is there a medication for compulsive lying?

There are not medications specifically for compulsive lying. However, compulsive lying is usually a symptom of other underlying psychiatric issues, some of which may require medications. Sometimes just interacting with a councilor or therapy can cause a noticeable improvement with the problem.

What is the medical name for a compulsive liar?

Psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other mental health personnel use the term 'compulsive lying' when they refer to people who cannot control their lying, that is, people who feel compelled to lie and are aware that they are lying. Therefore, compulsive lying implies impaired ability to control it. The term 'compulsive lying' is not a diagnosis. It is a behavior or a symptom associated with a number of mental disorders [for example, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder]. The term "confabulation" is used to describe lying or invention when the person who is lying is not aware that they are lying. To be more specific, confabulation is treating a fantasy as a fact, without awareness that fantasy has replaced fact."

What is the medical term for compulsive lying?

Pseudologia fantastica.

What is the compulsive lying disease called and how do you find out if you have it?

compulsive lying is a disease. you should go to your doctor they have medication for this situation now... And when you start believing your own lies and can not stop telling a lie that means you need to talk to you doctor, It is confidential...and doctors are great.... they will take care of you....

What is a compulsive liar?

A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary. A compulsive liar may also have difficulties with poor self esteem. For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning, rather they simply lie out of habit - an automatic response which is hard to break and one that takes its toll on a relationship. A compulsive liar may have difficulties with poor self esteem.

If you lie out of fear sometimes is it considered compulsive lying?

No, lying out of fear is not compulsive lying. It may be a compulsion, but that's a normal reaction; a defense mechanism. If you lie out of fear, it is justified, therefore *not* driven by a compulsion. Compulsive lying is an actual disorder, characterized by the pathalogical liar telling fibs without motivation, often telling wildly exaggerated stories and appearing to honestly believe them to be true.

Why is someone a compulsive liar?

Because they cant stop lying!

Should you tell your friends husband that she is cheating?

If she is a true friend, you should not tell her husband that she is cheating. You should do everything you can to help her keep it a secret from her husband, including lying for her. Real friends are a rarity.

How can you help a compulsive lying friend who says she has illnesses when she hasn't?

Kill her.

What is pathological lying?

First of all, pathalogical lying is different to compulsive or habitual lying, in the sense that there is the added feeling that they always need to spread lies to either feel okay through false ego validations or avoidance of ego invalidation. Compulsive or habitual lying may have the same motives but lack the degree of need to use deception as a means of coping with the fears of judgment from others and themselves. Pathalogical lying becomes a way of living, where compulsive lying becomes a way of avoiding perceived upcoming threats of self-esteem (this includes lying to gain attention).

How do you stop lying you are a compulsive liar?

Go get help. Get counseling and figure out why you lie.

How do you stop a compulsive liar?

There is no easy way to get true compulsive liars to stop lying. Many compulsive behaviors are symptoms of deeper mental disorders and may require professional counseling and/or medication to treat the problem.

Is there a term for compulsive lying like a nymphomaniac or kleptomaniac?

Compulsive lying, or pathological lying, is a common disorder often caused by low self-esteem and a need for attention. Often, the liar does not realize how often he or she is lying because it becomes second nature. Compulsive lying alienates friends and loved ones and often brings about the opposite of what the liar wants: instead of getting the attention they often crave, they end up pushing people away. With therapy, many people can overcome their compulsion to lie and salvage their interpersonal relationships before it is too late.

Should a husband divorce his wife for lying?

it depends. if it was something big then possibly, but if it is not then no. -nickii Yes. If a spouse does not respect you enough to always be honest, you do not have a marriage, in my opinion. Why continue? -IAenvoy

How do you defend yourself against lies?

Well first of all, if your boyfriend or husband is lying to you, the best thing to do is break up or divorce with him. And you can always lie back.

Can ADD cause compulsive lying?

Yes, I do it all the time, so do lots of adders.

Did Debbie Clemens divorce Roger Clemens?

She should! that dirtbag lying, cheating washed up piece of crap

What should you do about your husband lying to you?

Talk to him and tell him that you don't like it when he is lying. If he wants your relationship to work, you and him should build it on trust and honesty. If he lies, you will lose your trust on him, and it may ruin the harmony of your relationship.

Is compulsive lying a genetic disorder?

Though compulsive lying is not considered a genetic disorder, it is a psychiatric illness. Compulsive liars actually take pleasure in this agbnormal entity and it feels right to them. Telling the truth, on the other hand, is very difficult and uncomfortable. This disorder is addictive and very hard to stop. Also, t make this more complicated, there is usually an underlying personality disorder. Compulsive lying can only be dealt with through aggressive counseling and therapy. However, for therapy to be successful, the patient must be able to admit that they do have a problem.

If your grandmother told you before she died that you are in her Will but her husband said that your not in her will should you take him to court?

Yes i will... i have the right... and it's either my grandma was bluffing or her husband is lying

How do you deal with compulsive lying in relationships?

You don't, get out while you can. A relationship like that is doomed like the Titanic!!!

Why should you put up with your husband lying to you?

Truth is what people get and give when there inlove! There are NO LIES in true love!!