This is the extent to which my N went in lying. This happened at the end of our 12 years together as I was preparing myself to leave finally. My ex actually faked an illness for 8 months to get me to stay and of course I did. I had given him a separation agreement and told him he had one month to get out or I would. I knew I didn't have the money to leave and he knew it as well. So he worked on my sympathy. He started to have breathing problems and got an inhaler from the doctor. Then he developed pleurisy. OR SO I THOUGHT!!!! I believed him for awhile until two months kept going and he wasn't getting better or worse. I told him to go to the doctor again and he always managed to get appointments when I was working. He managed in this time to get his unemployment benefit lost in the system. Turns out he never even filed for it. For 6 months I was the only income coming in. I took him to the doctor myself and he came out saying he had an appointment at the hospital for a lung examination. His friend took him BUT IT WAS FAKE! I took him again to the doctor for another exam and this time he could get his procedure done in the next week. We arranged for my dad to go with him (who he hated!) and by some miracle the appointment was rescheduled the night before because IT WAS ALSO FAKE! I told him he had two weeks to get a job or get out. He found one two days later and was feeling fine all of a sudden!! He punished me for three months for exposing him right up until the day I left.