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Old 11-09-2018, 02:02 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever lied to their therapist, only to regret it, but not know how to be honest about it in the future without confessing they lied in the first place?

If you did lie and confessed about it, what was the reaction?

Any suggestions on how to fix this, without risking losing your thetapist?

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Old 11-09-2018, 02:19 AM   #2
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I don't have an experience with this. But if a person is a therapist, maybe she will be more understanding of complex human emotions and behaviors? If you want your therapy to work, it's best to be honest with her and tell her the truth as soon as possible. You can explain to her why you lied. Were you afraid of being judged? Were you ashamed about something and wanted it to conceal it?

And from now on, tell her the truth. If she doesn't know the whole story, she cannot help you fully.

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I second what ennie said. Just tell them, and they'll help you figure out what emotions caused you to want to lie. If they get angry or don't understand, that's not a good therapist.
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I also agree with ennie's wise words.
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I agree with Ennie but the person should make sure they correct it sooner so the therapist wouldn’t go the wrong path. I did lie as I was too embarrassed and ashamed to share the truth about my abuse. I didn’t correct it right away and we went a wrong path based on my lie and made up stories. I changed the therapist. Not her fault!
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