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I’m new to delusional disorder

Postby Nmkim » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:31 am

Hello all. I feel like I’m in a bad dream. My husband believes he’s being stalked by his exwife who died in 2006. I showed him copies of the obituaries. He doesn’t believe them. He thinks she, along with her State cop boyfriend, are following him. He has In the past interpreted the innocent words and actions of me and others to have some deeper malignant or cruel meaning. It has always baffled me and I wondered how he could make the leap from an innocent statement to some evil intent. He doesn’t believe he has a problem.
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Re: I’m new to delusional disorder

Postby Malasha » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:33 pm

He doesn't believe she's dead? What does she want from him?
If you got paranoid doesn't mean you're not being followed.
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Re: I’m new to delusional disorder

Postby Nmkim » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:09 am

He thinks she wants to harm or kill him. It makes no sense. He has not talked about it since that day I brought home a printout of the obituaries (from 2 newspapers).
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Re: I’m new to delusional disorder

Postby Malasha » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:49 am

Maybe you should go to her family and talk to them. Obituaries can be a joke.
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Re: I’m new to delusional disorder

Postby Wally58 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:04 am

I would tend to doubt that two published obituaries are fake. It would be incredibly insensitive and hurtful to approach her family about this.
You might want to document your husband's irrational spells for possible future reference, if needed.
Best of luck to you. :D
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Re: I’m new to delusional disorder

Postby Malasha » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:59 pm

Wally58 wrote:I would tend to doubt that two published obituaries are fake. It would be incredibly insensitive and hurtful to approach her family about this.

Why? You could find out where the grave is and bring flowers there. It would be a shame to mistake in the fact of her death.
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Re: I’m new to delusional disorder

Postby Justddrown » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:03 pm

I don’t think it’s that inappropriate to approach her family cautiously. They were married. That’s a huge impact on someone’s life. Did he battle mental illness when they were together? Is her family aware of his mental troubles? They may try to practice understanding and patience with him to help him find closure. There has to be a reason why his mind encourages him to believe she’s still alive and wants something to do with him even if it’s to kill him. He needs something to make peace with it all. Like I said, they were married that’s huge.
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