Truth and Lies

Sometimes people know what they are saying is not true. However, sometimes people believe what they are saying is true, but it is not.

A pathological liar is someone who often embellishes his or her stories in a way that he or she believes will impress people. It may be that a pathological liar is different from a normal liar in that a pathological liar believes the lie he or she is telling to be true—at least in public—and is "playing" the role. He or she sometimes is seen to have a serious mental problem that needs to be rectified.

Pathological liars often actually convince themselves that they are telling the truth. When caught in a lie, pathological liars tend to become hostile and evasive.

It must be hard to live a lie, but sometimes it is harder to tell the truth. Some people will stick to their story no matter how ridiculous it turns out to be. Families can be destroyed, other agencies can become involved, matters can escalate and spiral out of control - but the truth is harder demon to face and a bitter pill to swallow.

The Author Of These Words fears for a relative - trapped in a terrible dilemma. Where might it all end?

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