Lollirot wrote:I'll put in my two cents. I have the exact same problem. I will lie about big things, but in addition I will lie about things where lying serves no purpose. Honestly, I think I lie because when I was little I got away with lying constantly and never had repercussions. From then on it just became a habit for me, and then like a second nature. Seeing a therapist is a good idea. I have seen therapists in the past and just told them straight up that I compulsively lie. They have worked with me to find out why I lie, and to help me prevent it.
Some techniques I have learned outside of therapy are telling the people who you really trust about your issue. I've come out to my family and girlfriend and it actually feels like a weight is off my shoulders. It was really difficult at first, dealing with the anger and severe distrust. Once all of that subsided, everyone understood that I had a problem, and most people tried to work with it. Setting little goals also works for me. I challenge myself to go a certain amount of days without lying, then reward myself for it (Yeah, it sounds simple and probably dumb, but it does work for me )
Seeking therapy is probably going to be your best bet. You just have to try as hard as you can to be honest with them, especially telling them about the lying issue. I find that I lie less when they know I am a compulsive liar.
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