- Feb 24, 2015
my birth mother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia for many years now. I believe at this time she's suffering from a delusional disorder. She keeps telling me about a man named gar short for Garald. I have never met him. And when I have called the numbers that she had for him the people at the other end do not know who I'm talking about. She was in jail for a time for unpaid tickets and said she saw him while she was there. She said he was a bail bondsman and served her her lunch. I called the jail to ask about him and they said they never knew anyone by that name. Supposedly he has proposed to her by sending her a picture of a heart and wedding rings on her phone. She says he bookmarks things to her. There is more to the story, but I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this type of behavior. I read about erotomania, but that seems to be imagining someone who exist is in love with you not imagining someone altogether. Please comment if you have any thoughts on this. I was concerned for her thinking someone was stringing her along. Should I look into this more or just let it go? If he is imaginary then it seems harmlharmless.