The basic ingredients for any given relationship are love, loyalty and trust. These three things are necessary for a relationship between two people to survive and flourish for many years to come. However, this is not always the case. Moreover, there are people who find themselves married or in a relationship with someone who is a pathological liar. This means life full of constant exposure to lies, schemes and deceptions about other people, places, situations and many additional components of your significant others life.
How to Know If Your Dear One is a Pathological Liar?
Naturally, doubts have made you stumble upon this article in the first place. Nevertheless, do not make quick judgments. Rather, pay attention to the following behavioral issues in order to diagnose pathological liar disorder in your loved one.
Firstly, pathological liars are people who have been constantly telling lies, even from their childhood days. Truth is something strange to them and they are not prone to telling it. Luckily, their lies are transparent at times. So, if your partner seems to have a lot of quite impossible stories and experience, you may want to look deeper into the issue.
Also, pathological liars need time to come up with their lies. Thus, they commonly ask people to repeat their questions in order to buy themselves extra time. Then, try to ask a question, remember the answer and then repeat the question after a couple of days, seeing if the answers match.
If you happen to find out that your partner is, in fact, a pathological liar, you need to think about your future and the future of your relationship. He/she will always tell lies, out of necessity or habit, wanting to impress you, or even trick you.
Thus, the best way of dealing with a pathological liar your partner is, is to come out completely and face this person with facts. He/she is likely to argue and defend him/herself once this happens. When this happens be understanding and supportive. Tell your significant other that he/she does not need to lie in order to impress you and that you have nothing against him/her being an ordinary individual. Show your partner that you love him/her regardless of his/her real on unreal accomplishments.
Finally, if you fail to help him/her, seek professional help. Pathological liars can change, but, beforehand, they need to desire to be changed themselves. Also, never forget that pathological lying is also a trait of a sociopath. In this case, the issue is much more complex and may require you to give up on your relationship, moving on.