misidentification syndrome

Someone's pretending to be my wife.

I’ll catch Susan smiling at me for no reason. This has happened more than once. We’ll be watching TV, just the two of us, like always. Then I’ll notice with the corner of my eye that she’s got her eyes at me, not at the TV. Head turned ninety degrees my way, a frozen smile on her face I can only barely make out in my peripheral vision. Something unnatural about it.

And then I turn to look and she’s got her eyes on the TV again. I asked her about it the first time, she denied it. I was afraid I’d sound crazy if I pushed it, so I never asked again.

There were other things, too.

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Someone’s pretending to be my wife

by reddit user psycho_alpaca

I’ll catch Susan smiling at me for no reason. This has happened more than once. We’ll be watching TV, just the two of us, like always. Then I’ll notice with the corner of my eye that she’s got her eyes at me, not at the TV. Head turned ninety degrees my way, a frozen smile on her face I can only barely make out in my peripheral vision. Something unnatural about it.

And then I turn to look and she’s got her eyes on the TV again. I asked her about it the first time, she denied it. I was afraid I’d sound crazy if I pushed it, so I never asked again.

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Capgras Syndrome

My name is Emily, I have two beautiful children. Ryan who is 4 and Chloe who is 2. I have a wonderful husband named Daniel, we fell in love when we were 18 and married when we were 24.

My life was exactly how I pictured it being when I was a little girl until not so long ago, but when I stood at the alter and said my vows I didn’t think that I would have to take the “in sickness and in health” quote quite so literally but I vowed to stay with Daniel no matter what and I suppose that’s what marriage is all about.

About 1 and a half years ago soon after Chloe was born I noticed that Daniel stared to act slightly differently. He didn’t look at me the same way he used to, the sparkle in his eye was replaced with a slightly disapproving glare as if he didn’t trust me, I put it down to us having a new baby and him being very protective. When I was watching the TV I would see him out of the corner of my eye staring at me for a bit too long. Things just seemed to be different. I assumed that he was struggling with some kind of postnatal depression, it’s not as common in men but I suppose it can happen.

Then the accusing started. I would get home after a long day at work (I’m a nurse) and he would question me as to where I had been. This is when things started getting to me, I went back to work early from my maternity leave to get extra money to look after our children and this is how he repaid me, he would turn up at my place of work throughout the day and watch me through the windows to make sure I was really there. I mean how pathetic is that! Why doesn’t my own husband trust me.

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