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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIAR AND A PERSON WHO LIES TO HIMSELF? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

A liar is a person who willfully deceives others. Lance Armstrong and Bernard Madoff lied to protect themselves, and in the process deeply hurt innocent people. A person who lies to himself is just a person, a regular human being … Continue reading

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LANCE ARMSTRONG & REPENTANCE, A PSYCHIATRIST’S TAKE ON IT, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

So what happens when someone lies for years about something? Duh. We don’t trust that person again. Mistrust forever? Maybe… In a psychiatrist’s office, a common occurrence is marital infidelity. Often, that leads to divorce. It’s tough to believe someone … Continue reading

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