Post # 1
Darling Husband and I have a “friend” who is a pathological liar. He lies so much that’s it gotten to the point where we don’t believe anything he says. Most everything is about money with him and how much of it he has (claims to have millions *coughbullshitcough*) but then we find out that he has to take loans from other friends just to get by. Obviously we could care less about his (lack of) money but STOP lying about it! We’ll be having a completely unrealted conversation and he’ll interject just to say something that he thinks will impress us, which it doesn’t. Ever.
He promises these lavish gifts and never ends up following through. We’re still waiting on something that was promised to Darling Husband almost a month ago but never received (it was supposed to be a “thank you” for Darling Husband helping him with something). Whenever it’s mentioned he comes up with excuse after excuse. We know he’s lying and we know we’re never going to get the promised item because he doesn’t even have it but we just want him to ADMIT that he’s full of shit. It’s a joke to us now and yes, we’re laughing behind his back every chance we can get. More so than just these items that he promises, he wanted to go into business with Darling Husband. He offered to fund our start-up (i.e. provide us with a large sum of money) in exchange for a portion of the profit. I was tooootally not comfortable going into business with someone that I don’t trust but Darling Husband wanted to entertain the idea, full knowing that it would never actually happen. He pretended like we were on board and kept asking for the contracts that were supposibly being drawn up by his lawyers but naturally we never received them. At one point this “friend” claimed to have had the contract on his desktop at home after saying that he reviewed it and “everything looked fine”. Darling Husband still hadn’t received his contract from the ficticious lawyer so he asked our friend to just forward him his copy so he could review it. Friend says “Oh, well our contracts won’t be the same so there’s no point in you reviewing my copy”. Um… the contracts won’t be the same? This man is obviously not even aware of what a contract is. Darling Husband called him out on it only to be told that the contract that he was referring to was for a building that he was buying, not the deal with Darling Husband. Riiiiiight.
Never in my life have I encounter someone who spews so much bullshit as this man. It’s frusterating to be around. We’ve already decided that we’re done with him since we can’t handle the lies anymore but unfortunately he is someone that we have to see on a regular basis. EVERYONE that we have in common knows that he’s a liar. His closest friends know that he’s a liar. I don’t know how he acts around his family but based on the stories we’re told (again, all lies I’m sure), they’ve got to know that he’s full of it. But then again, maybe they’re the same way. Who knows. There must be some kind of imbalance in his brain or something. Don’t get me wrong, I can sugar coat a story and fib here and there but this guy blows my mind with his lies. I often wonder if he truly believes the things that he says or if he just makes up all of this stuff because he thinks it will impress others. Newsflash bucko, it doesn’t.
Has anyone else ever dealt with a liar of this magnitude? How did you deal with it? I’m not someone who can just sit back and pretend that things are all hunky-dorey when inside I want to snap and call him out on all of his bullshit. It’s truly exhausting being his friend.
Post # 3
Oh yes… a guy I dated. It didn’t last long of course..this is some of the things he has told me
That he had dealings with the mexican mafia (they would have shot his dumb ass)
That he had whiskey with an owner of a very famous company
That he actually saw a ghost, that the ghost looked right at him and smiled and was wearing a cowboy hat
That his roommates never helped him pay rent (it was actually the reverse)
That all his ex-girlfriends were stalking him and wanted him (none of them were)
My mom helped him get a job in his company, he lied about something that she said that almost got her fired in an attempt to cover his ass
That the mark on his penis was a burn mark from the welding machine (no, it was because while he was with me he got a bj from some girl that was aggressive with her teeth)
That he had sent me money that he owes me in the mail, I never got it and he would always say oh then it probably got lost….
and the list goes on….
Post # 4
I had a friend in high school who lied constantly. I learned to just respond with “uh huh, cool” to her outrageous claimes. She spun so many fanciful tales, but I would mostly ignore them. They seemed harmless.
However, midway through high school she literally made up two people (brothers). She pointed out their house to me, told me they’d hang out at the mall on weekends, described their appearances in detail, said things like she saw movies with them, talk about things going on with their lives and family, even made up fake hilarious shenanigans that they apparently got in to. If this had been more recent I’m sure she would have had fake Facebook profiles for both of them and kept them updated.
This lie went on for years. One time I called her and she said one of them was over at her place. I asked to speak with him and she said he couldn’t because he accidentally got broken glass in his throat last week and he was still recovering. I’m not kidding, this is how desperate her lies became trying to defend the existance of these made up people.
The saddest part… my two other friends believed her COMPLETELY. Infact, one of them dated one of these imaginary people. They dated through notes passed through my friend and then supposedly on to this fake person. Essentially my friend was dating my other friend’s messed up alter ego.
When I tried to knock some sense in to my friends, I was eventually kicked out of that group.
The girl who was dating the fake person still believes to this day that he was real, even though she never even saw a picture of him or heard his voice. I don’t argue with her about it anymore.
I actually feel kind of sad for the lying girl… I haven’t talked to her in years.
Post # 5
Yes! I know someone exactly like this. I’ve actually known him since he was a kid and he lied just as much then too. Most of the things he says are just so clearly lies.. I don’t know how he thinks it’s believable. A couple of the best ones he told me were how he stumbled across a secret military lab in the woods while hiking (in Boston lol of all places), broke into it, they found him, shot at him as he ran, and was chased by helicopters before hiding in a ditch. But he also lies about little things that don’t seem to matter.. like he lied about going ziplining (our families vacation together) at this particular place. He even left for hours supposedly ziplining. We went the next day to the same place he supposedly went to.. and the zipline was down for the whole summer for repairs. He spent the next few days bragging about how awesome the ziplines were too… Oh and once he lied about stealing a cow (again, in the midde of Boston) and breaking into a college there and leaving the cow inside one of the buildings. I really just try to ignore his stories without really commenting on them! I just can’t believe how serious he is when he says these things..
Post # 6
@pecanpie: haha! I am sorry but I laughed at the cow and the secret lab
Post # 7
@Cady: lmao about the mark on his dick.
Post # 8
@DeathByDesign: You win. I’ve never heard of someone actually making up PEOPLE (well, except Jan Brady). And your friend “dated” one of them? LMAO! It seems like both the liar and the “girlfriend” should be medicated.
@pecanpie: Wow, that must have been a hell of an operation your friend cooked up with that cow. They’re not easy to transport! lol
@Cady: Ahh, the ole’ “lost in the mail” excuse. I’m all too familiar with that one.
Post # 9
@UpstateCait: I seriously think this girl needed actual help. Unfortunately she had a pretty unstable home life, so I’m not sure if she ever got any…
As for the “girlfriend”… I’ll just never comprehend how she would even want to date someone who can’t even send a picture of himself for bogus reason after bogus reason.
Post # 10
These stories are hilarious.
Fiance has a friend like this and it’s really annoying because he lies but can never get his stories straight. He lied about going on vacation (apparently because of his work), he seems to have lied about his engagement to his gf (she never mentions it, we’re totally afraid to ask if it’s even real), he lied about all of these girls that he was dating before her, he lied about his jobs. It just goes on.
Post # 11
It sounds like you two should really stop communicating with this guy or having anything to do with him! You obviously don’t respect him (understandably!) and unless you want to keep him around for the comic relief, I’d let this “friendship” go ASAP. You just don’t need people like this in your lives.
I knew someone like this (my ex) and I truly believe he was/is an undiagnosed sociopath. It wasn’t just a self-confidence thing; something was effed up in his brain (I can only assume he’s still like this since I haven’t seen him for many years).
Post # 12
My Future Sister-In-Law is the world’s worst!
Future Sister-In-Law is my cousin’s long-time girlfriend, so she came into my family before I came into hers. From the start of her relationship with my cousin, Future Sister-In-Law was telling non-stop lies. When I got with Fiance, I started realizing all of her lies. I would say something to Fiance and he would be like, “What are you talking about?” Like, Future Sister-In-Law told everyone in my family that her mom was a veteranarian. Future Mother-In-Law is a receptionist at an animal hospital.
It’s always little things like that that she lies about. Totally unnecessary things. I guess she does it to impress people, but it doesn’t impress anyone. Like, right now, she insists she is making $20/hr. cooking in a local restaurant/bar. Why lie about that? Everyone knows she’s lying!
I used to talk to a guy who probably was a certifiable pathological liar. He would lie about EVERYTHING. Probably worse than my Future Sister-In-Law, although they’d be a good match.
Post # 13
My former BM! Some of you may remember I made a post about whether or not to kick her out for not being measured. WELL, she takes the pathological liar cake:
-Moved to town, told me she wasn’t anywhere around here
-Told me she didn’t have a cellphone, posted to several people on FB to text her, and when things went to shit in her life she TEXTS ME. From a non-existant cellphone??
-Is in a custody battle with her ex, completely confused as to why she may lose her child, because she has convinced herself she doesn’t do any of the stuff she has POSTED PICS of herself doing on FB, and calls him a liar when its brought up.
The list goes on, at this point myself and our mutual friend have learned we will always get different stories on things (I’m not sure why she thinks we don’t talk and send screenshots of convos, but she tries to manipulate our stories) Slowy phasing this girl right out of my life, she’s exhausting & its 100% give on my part.
Post # 14
@Pinksapphire: $20/hr for cooking in a bar isn’t unheard of, especially if she makes tips on top of her wage. My Fiance gets anywhere from $15-$20/hr depending on how busy it is.
Post # 15
My ex’s ex (ex boyfriend’s ex girlfriend) was soooo nutty. When we started dating, he all of a sudden got a friend request from this super attractive guy who was in a relationship with his ex. He added the friend request for curiousity sake and all the profile pictures were super professional looking (they looked like shots from a tv show), and he was WAY too hot. This girl was kind of a frump and it made no sense that she, or ANYONE could have scored this “boyfriend.” The profile had siblings connected to it, and like 40 friends, etc.
Yeah, in the end it was ALL her. She made like 40 fake profiles to trick her ex (my then bf) into thinking that she had moved on and found this amazing and super hot guy.
It was SO creepy
Post # 16
Yes, I had a best friend in middle school who lied about everything. She was related to Jean Claude Van Damme, Jonathan Taylor Thomas brought her some flowers, Her dad rode took a sailboat to Africa…. A group of our friends decided to confront her about it. We weren’t even trying to be mean though. We just said we really cared and loved her, but we knew she was lying about lots of things and hoped she could stop… She then told us she was sorry, and that she had bipolar disorder. We asked her how she knew, and she said she was given a blood test… We just let it go after that point. She was obviously going to keep up her lies after we confronted her, and she looked really sad when we did so we just dealt with it. but it was tough to listen to sometimes!