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Therapy for cumpulsive lying. Does it work?

Somebody in my life is a compulsive liar. They lie before they're even sure what they're lying about. It can be about big things or small things. They realize I am about to not be a part of their life anymore and have said they will seek therapy. Will this work?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Health

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  • ive never heard of therapy being successful. its a moral flaw not an addiction. not curable.

    Answer by lillie70 at 8:38 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • i don't think therapy changes a person. i think someone needs to make the decision that they want to change. therapy is more or less a guidance tool. imo.

    Answer by gwen20 at 9:05 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • It's a compulsive reaction. Once you have done something for so long it is SO hard to fix it. I have OCD, I have been trying to stop with therapy, it is so hard because once I break one habit another one fills it's place. Good luck!

    Answer by ali_1107 at 5:50 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Once a liar always a liar

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 8:40 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I have to agree with mommy of two, I don't think there's any cure for it. My sister is major liar and even when I call her out on lies she'll lie to try to get out of being caught in a lie and it's just a vicious cycle.

    Answer by Nanixh at 9:03 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • He's jeaulous try they have good advises and tips.

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 9:14 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Are they REALLY interested in changing or just manipulating you so that you don't leave their life? THAT will make more difference than anything, I'd think.

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 8:02 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • That, JZ, obviously is the question. That was the gist of what I told them last night. I said they were just regurgitating what I had told them about our situation and they were just saying what I wanted to hear so I wouldn't leave.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:55 AM on Jan. 25, 2011