Last Updated: June 12, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Maya Diamond, MA. She has 11 years of experience helping singles stuck in frustrating dating patterns find internal security, heal their past, and create healthy, loving, and lasting partnerships. This article has been viewed , times. Do you know someone who can't seem to utter the truth?
How to Deal With Someone Who Accuses You of Being a Liar
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Being accused of lying can have as much impact as a physical blow to the body, especially when the accusation is false. Although your first inclination after the accusation may be to be aggressive in defending your good name, being assertive instead is a better approach. Similarly, avoiding confrontation with the individual who accuses you of lying can leave you feeling frustrated, particularly because the underlying inaccuracy remains active. Not saying anything and hoping the accusation will simply go away usually has the opposite effect and can lead to additional accusations. Evaluate the accusation with an objective eye. Ask other people who know you and the person making the accusations about their perspectives on the accusation. This allows you to see a perspective that is less wrought with defensiveness.
Trust is a multilayered thing and is usually not offered until someone has earned it. Earning trust is usually a matter of time, experience, and shared intimacy, and usually comes after two people have been together for months or years. What happens, though, when the person you have been with for years turns out to not have been trustworthy?
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