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Recovering Liar

I have been married to my husband for almost 5 years. We have two beautiful children and I love him very much. The problem is he is a liar and I don't know what I should do. We have been counseling for two months and he just admitted that he feels he might be a pathological liar. He lies to me about everything. The sad part is he lies to everyone. He is a very hard working man and a great family man. I am at a loss. Is there ever a cure? Can someone who has been lied to for this amount of time ever trust him again? Could he ever become trustworthy? And what about the kids, they are young and naive now but wont be forever? I have no clue what I should do next.

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