Is She Paranoid?
My wife is 39 for awhile she has been thinking people are following her it was pretty mild about 5 years ago but since it has gotten worse. She doesn't go shopping because people are at the store following her. Most of the time when she is home she is fine. She thinks people are listening in at home but i can't find any evidence. Sometimes she better and sometimes she's worse. Is she paranoid?
Waiving at the TV
My wife I believe is mentally ill. She actually accuses me and starts fights with me over scratching my face. She says when I am in bed and scratch my face I am waving to the TV set. She says I have a girlfriend that can see and hear me through my TV set. I cannot scratch my face when I am in bed watching TV because I am waiving to the TV. I work from home and with her 24/7. I never ever go out by myself. But yet I am accused of having girlfriends everywhere. My son has taken karate in to different locations. But at each I have a girlfriend that works at one of the stores in the shopping center because I look around the shopping center parking lot when I pull in. I belonged to the country club that I can't go to anymore because the cart girl smiled at me one day so automatically I am sleeping with her. I have ignored this for a long time but this waiving at the TV stuff has me concerned. It first started with her accusing me entering codes in the cable remote and communicating with a girlfriend that way. Now that has stopped it is now I am waiving at the TV. My wife has severe mood swings and appears to be BI-polar. Should I be concerned and how do I get someone help who thinks they are perfectly fine.
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