Video Series on Lies and Deception in Couples Therapy:

The 4 Types of Lies

If you work with couples, sooner or later you will be faced with one partner accusing the other of lying. The accused partner usually denies it and sometimes even labels the accuser as “crazy.”

What is the truth? And what is your role? I’ve given this topic a lot of thought lately.

Below is my first video of a 3-part series. Join me while I teach about the four types of lies couples tell each other.

In the remainder of this series, I’ll cover:

  • How partners inadvertently “train” each other to lie
  • How to recognize when someone is telling the truth
  • How to evaluate types of lies and use that evaluation to direct your interventions

After you watch the video, I hope you’ll join the discussion by commenting below. What are some of the lies you've encountered in your work?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Ellyn Bader


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