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My brother is a compulsive liar. He is behaving like this since last 3 years., what should we do?

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My 14 year old brother is a compulsive liar and he is behaving like this since last three years. We often scold him and make him understand patiently about this bad habit but he is not improving. Please help me.

Dear Teentalker,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing your concerns. I can totally understand what you are going through.

Pathological lying is the chronic behaviour of compulsive or habitual lying. A pathological liar seems to lie for no apparent reason. This can make it frustrating or hard to know what to do. Some lies seem to be told in order to appear like a hero, or to gain acceptance or sympathy, while there’s seemingly nothing to be gained from other lies.

While a person might lie to avoid an uncomfortable situation, such as embarrassment or getting in trouble, a pathological liar te.....

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