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Can lying be a disorder?

Can lying be a disorder?

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Posted by Dave on October 04, 2000 at 00:45:59:

What causes a person to lie the vast majority of the time? This person has lied most of her life, and I believe (along with others in her family) that it is to get attention. Isn't this something that a child would do, but would more then likely grow out of it as they reach adulthood? This particular person is 32 years old now, and I personally feel that it takes far more effort to keep the lies going then it would be to just tell the truth.

The lies are almost always things that could be proven wrong, but usually aren't. My concern over all of this is the fact that she has 4 children, but only three that live with her .. her 12 year old lives with his father. I know he understands pretty much how his mother is, but then, you gotta remember, he wants to believe her, after at it is his mom. She doesn't even see that he realizes the he knows what is going on ... she is just okay with the fact that she only sees him once a year.

If she is proven wrong enough times, will it "maybe" help her realize what she is doing is hurting others? I am concerned for the kids ..... what she does to her life or personality that others see is her problem, but I hate to see these children suffer because they are used as pawns in her life of lies. Does this make any sense to any of you?

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