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Navigating a divorce with a pathological liar ex-partner

On Behalf of | Jun 3, 2023 | Blog, Divorce

Divorcing a partner is a difficult process filled with emotions and legal complexities. When your ex-partner is a pathological liar, it adds an additional layer of challenge to the proceedings.

Understanding how to handle this unique situation can help you manage the divorce more effectively.

Maintaining open communication

One of the most challenging aspects of dealing with a pathological liar is maintaining open and clear communication. While it may be difficult, it is important to remain composed and not get drawn into any unnecessary arguments or confrontations.

Collecting verifiable information

It is important to have solid, verifiable information on hand. This might involve collecting financial records, property deeds or other documentation that can substantiate claims or refute falsehoods.

Safeguarding personal and financial interests

Protecting personal and financial interests should be a priority. Be vigilant and proactive in monitoring financial accounts and other assets. Note any changes or unusual activities and address them promptly.

Ensuring the well-being of children

If you have children involved in your divorce, their welfare becomes the primary concern. It is crucial to maintain a stable environment for them, communicate with them honestly and age-appropriately about the divorce and shield them from any potential harm resulting from the pathological liar’s behavior.

Managing emotional health

Prioritizing self-care and seeking support from trusted friends or family members can be instrumental in managing the emotional turmoil associated with this type of divorce.

Pathological lying can create an environment of confusion, mistrust and conflict, making the divorce process even more taxing. However, following these steps can help you work toward a fair conclusion.