This may be a strange question but is one of the known side effects of PTSD the ability to lie with a straight face and find 'loopholes' for every promise/assurance. Breaking promises and lying both have explained away as just part of the PTSD but I've known others who seem to still be able to tell the truth & keep their promises. :shrug: Finding loopholes in any promises made seems to be the norm instead of an exception and again, I am just wondering if this person is using a diagnosis of PTSD to cover his own personal choices and expecting a 'free pass'? I'm not asking for a specific mental/medical assurance-I'd just like to know if in fact, lying and the inability to keep promises to supposed loved ones seems to be one of the side effects of PTSD in a lot of cases. :help: I hear it is a 'well known' fact that this is part of PTSD from the promise breaker/liar but not from others who have known someone with PTSD. So I'm conflicted on what to believe. Any insight would be appreciated.