how do you deal with a lying friend?
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|Mon, 12-08-2003 - 7:32pm|
I have been friends with someone for a few years who has always told Over the top stories that I continually questioned (i.e.posing in a popular magazine, moving to Africa to volunteer for a gorilla refuge, playing guitar in a band). After 2 years I couldn't handle it, I felt that most of the stories were either lies or complete exagerations. So I distanced myself from her for awhile and then we decided to meet for lunch to discuss "things". I told her how I felt about all the stories without outright calling her a liar because I cannot really "prove" that they are lies and I felt that it would be best to avoid accusing her of that.
So we continued our friendship but the exagerations/lies continue and I'm again extremely frustrated.
Recently I watched her give a gift to a mutual friend ... she claimed that she had knitted this blanket herself. I completely thought she was lying but did not say anything. That weekend I saw the EXACT blanket on Sale at a local department store!!!
WHY? Why would she lie? I don't know how to handle her anymore - I am frustrated and extremely annoyed because I think it's So unnecessary.