Craigslist Confessional: I was dating a pathological liar. This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Dea Bala started meeting people via a Craigslist ad in and has been documenting their lives ever since. In sharing them with you, she wants to facilitate acceptance and understanding of issues that are seldom publicly discussed at the risk of fear, stigma, and ostracism. To share your story with Helena, e-mail her at helena craigslistconfessional. Read prior Confessions here.
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Craigslist Confessional: I was dating a pathological liar
Before I get into the signs of dating a pathological liar, I want to give you some background on my own personal experiences with lying. Early in my childhood, lying became a habit that soon became a way of life. I had well-intended parents who taught me not to lie but in my little mind, there was no other choice. As I grew up, so did my self-deception, insecurities, and ability to paint an entirely different picture than, unbeknownst to me, most people could see right through.
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