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25 Jul 2006

Just don't get it
Dear Dr,my life partner of 15months has been lying to me since day 1,she even told me that her brother shot himself and that his daugter of a couple of weeks old died the next day because he was holding her at the time that he shot himself !HER BROTHER IS WEll AND ALIVE!!!!,she was even histerical and sad for months,I have now made her confess that all of these things are lies.She even went to 2 different institutions since I have known her.I don't know what to do,I have had enough and need to get out of this relationship,it's unpleasant and I have NO feelings left whatsoever,she keeps intimidating me.Is she schizophrenic
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Schizophrenics don't lie. They may have some beliefs that don't fit the facts, and may see or hear things nobody else can, but thyey don't lie. And they don't imagine things like the shot brother and child, and use them in ways that manipulate others or create sympathy for themselves ; they're not manipulative like that, if indeed that is what you are describing. IF she has been in two "institutions" , and you mean psychiatric hospitals, then they must have made a diagnosis and you could ask her to ask her doctor or some other member of the staf there to confirm to you what that diagnosis was.
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