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Exclamation liar liar - January 27th 2009, 10:33 PM

I've got a friend that I've known since forever. We've been close friends for a long time. However, he is a compulsive liar. He's always had a bit of a 'fibbing problem,' but in the last year or so it's gotten out of hand. He makes up grandiose lies to try and impress people, and then has to lie and lie again to make those stories hold up. Lots of people believe his stories, but I (and many of his other friends) know the truth. I don't want him to get trapped by his lies sometime, but I also can't bring myself to confront him about it. And to be completely honest, I don't even know if he knows he has a lying problem. Any ideas on how to get this controlled before it gets waayy out of hand?? Thanks to anyone who responds.
   
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Re: liar liar - January 28th 2009, 05:53 AM

I knew someone like this once
in the end we called him on it, he hadn't even realised.
he still does it but he tries not to.

maybe you should sit your friend down and talk to him about it calmly =]

that's the best way i can think of doing it

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Re: liar liar - January 28th 2009, 06:51 AM

You should really confront him about it before it gets out of hand and lands him in trouble because as you said he may not realise he is doing it because he's doing it on impulse. So, just talk to him about it, ask if he knows that he is doing it and tell him that he doesn't need to lie to other people to impress them because they'll like him for the real him, not the one he makes up with all the lies and that they will one day get him in trouble, especially if he lies to the wrong person and it all gets found out.
   
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Re: liar liar - January 28th 2009, 11:17 AM

I agree with what was already said. Try to talk to him about the lying problem. Maybe if it bothers some of his other friends, get them to come along and confront him to. Don't make it seem like your ganging up on him or anything though, just tell him your a bit concerned. Good luck.





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Re: liar liar - January 28th 2009, 09:43 PM

What everyone else said.

If his other friends still like him, then tell him he doesn't need to lie to impress them...
   
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