Q & A -How do I deal with a pathological liar?

Dealing with someone who is a pathological liar can be challenging, as they may not respond to reason or logic, and their lies may cause harm to others. Here are some tips for dealing with a pathological liar:

  1. Don’t engage in their lies: It can be tempting to try to correct a pathological liar or confront them about their lies, but this can often be counterproductive. Instead, try to avoid engaging with their lies and focus on what is true and real.
  2. Set clear boundaries: It is important to set clear boundaries with a pathological liar and let them know what behavior is not acceptable. This may involve limiting contact or ending the relationship if their lies are causing harm.
  3. Seek professional help: If the pathological lying is causing significant harm or distress, it may be helpful to seek the guidance of a mental health professional, such as a therapist or psychiatrist.
  4. Practice self-care: Dealing with a pathological liar can be emotionally draining, so it is important to take care of yourself. This may involve seeking support from friends or family members, engaging in self-care activities, or seeking therapy for yourself.
  5. Be compassionate: While it can be frustrating and hurtful to deal with a pathological liar, it is important to remember that they may be struggling with underlying psychological or psychiatric conditions. Try to approach the situation with compassion and understanding, even if you need to set boundaries to protect yourself.

© Linda C J Turner

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
REIKI Master.
I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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