I’m not sure if this is the correct forum - it’s actually not about a family member but about a close friend - but he’s so close that one could actually consider him being family…
The hard facts: A really close friend of mine lied to me. It was nothing THAT important, but he did lie to me. I would not have a problem with that alone because it did not relate to anything personal, but the problem is that he insists on continuing the lie regarding his parents, spouse and other friends.
I don’t know why but at the very moment I just can’t trust him anymore. He lied to me for about a week, now told me the truth because he couldn’t bear it anymore and now he is planning to continue the whole lying thing for several months because he thinks it would be easier for him to do so.
I tried to tell him last night that it wouldn’t be any easier at all but that he had to STOP lying but for some reason I can’t understand he said he would continue the way he does and he doesn’t seem to get the point at all.
I just don’t know what to do right now. He IS a good, if not my best, friend at all and I know that he needs my support now more than ever before. On the other hand I can’t support him with lying, can I?
Please, some advice…