My husband is a habitual liar. He lies about stupid crap, but I see it all the time and it aggrevates the hell out of me and I really do not think he even realizes it. And what is worse is he does it in front of the kids and I don't want them to think it is okay.
An example would be yesterday, my son was having a problem with a boy at school so my husband called the parents since he knows them to let them know what is going on. But some of the details were not the truth (mind you my son was standing there at the time). My husband proceeded to tell the parents that my son had talked to the principal or counselor about the problem this week (never happened) and told him that he had spoke to the school before about this a few months ago for the same reason (again not true). These are little lies that add to the story but they are not true and it bothers me a lot that he has added my son to this BS. I have asked him before why he lies and he seems to not hear me.
It is stuff that is generally not important but irksome. Like he will tell someone he went fishing when he did not and say that they caught no fish (I think to prove he is right or something). I don't know what to do. I don't want my kids it is okay to embellish cuz dad does it.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Jan. 21, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
That is a really bad habit. It is because he doesn't think his life and his authority is enough strong. So he needs to say: the counsellor, the school. So the other parent can't say: f*** of or worse just hang up the phone. And with the fishing it is like: I have an interesting life, I have things to do. The problem is that your children will learn how to lie and it is ok to do that because daddy does it. I would send him to a counsellor to sort this thing out. Because it is not good and not healthy. He has a 'I feel no-one or less than other people issue'. That's why the lies to compensate his small feeling. It will get worse and worse. So it is better to sort it out sooner than later.
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