So, for the past month or so, I've been telling my friends about this "girlfriend" that I've had. It just so happens that she's pretty hot as well. I found the pictures somewhere and passed them off as her. One of my friends caught on to me and confronted me about it. She's agreed not to tell anyone else, but I finally realized that I have a serious problem. I have a tendency to lie to other people about various things in order to make myself seem "cool". This, in my opinion, is absolutely ridiculous considering the amount of friends I have. Compulsive lying is usually characteristic of people that want friends because they have no other way of acquiring them. I'm not sure why I'm doing it, but the fact remains that I am. I'm going to start by telling the entire truth to the friend who found out, and I'll move out from there to other friends I know I can trust. I'll probably end up lying to the less "important" friends, saying that I broke up with her or something to that extent. What can I do to prevent this? I've sworn to myself that I'll never do this again, but what can I do to prevent a relapse? Help me, please.