Lying and compulsive behaviors tend to go together for many different reasons. Whether it be to cope with feelings of guilt and shame or societal stigma, there are some behaviors a person struggling with struggling compulsions can do to try and repair trust with loved ones.
Compulsive Personality Styles and Ways of Thinking
While each and every one of us is a unique individual, there are commonalities that people struggling with all compulsions have. Our job is to help you better understand how your feelings, behaviors and thought process is getting in the way of becoming the person you want to be.
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