I lie a lot. I do it so much I don't even realize it. I make excuses. I tell stories. They're all lies.
I am trying to tell the truth now. That's where my SA home group is the most help. There are a couple members whom I can call up and say, "I want to be honest and tell the truth." And they'll meet with me and I will tell everything as honestly as I can. Reading about other people's struggles with honesty and addiction really helps too.
I have begun asking myself, "Is that really true?" If what I'm saying is a lie, I'm sometimes able to catch myself and tell the truth.
It's hard. Sometimes it's painful. But I'm sleeping better than I ever have and my relationships are improving. This stuff works, but it isn't easy.