8 April 2006
The case for being committed
Colorado psychiatrist Dr. Doreen Orion, herself a stalker victim, has written a book about it: I Know You Really Love Me: A Psychiatrist's Journal of Erotomania, Stalking and Obsessive Love.
The only difference between stalkers and anybody is else is that unlike other people, these people don't waver indecisively from person to person, and are more motivated. They've found somebody who matches their ideals they can't imagine a better fit, a more perfect match and they suffer from this incredibly. Who can it hurt if they observe from a distance the one person who taught them the meaning of the word "alive"? Be thankful if you're one to socially jump from one person to the next uncaringly that you may be spared the all-consuming intensity of real love. I wish upon no one the pain of watching the person you'd give anything for, who you know like the back of your hand from their needs and desires to the fears and moral qualms that wrack their concious [sic] stay in some deadend relationship regardless of any hoops you jump through regardless how you look, what you'd say, give, do nothing.
As expressions of self-justification go, this rivals anything you're likely to see in the political arena.Posted at 4:15 AM to Table for One