This story is quite bizarre.
Her parish priest could also be worth a visit.
I was thinking this too. Seems to me that for all the comfort prayer can bring some people, that too much faith in its powers can be delusional, particularly for a mentally unstable person like this poor girl.
Its a form of amnesia i guess , like when people are involved in a traumatic accident....the brain can,t cope with the event , so simply erases all memory of it....
I think this is exactly what is going on here.
she's still in the stage #1, but it's been too long....
Right. The stages are healthy, this is not.
she can,t handle it...so has gone back to stage one...
It sure seems.
The oddest thing is she functions 100% fine in everything else, brilliant at her work, exceptionally bright academically, great sense of humour, just no way of knowing all is not well unless this subject is brought up.
Proof that level of intelligence isn't an indicator of mental stability.
a mental health problem can develop into mental illness.
Yes, I think this has crossed into mental illness.
This is all so weird. The way she clicks in and out of it is bizarre. Really like something from a movie.
she seems very lively and efficient when at work, good mood, sings to herself a little, concentrates well, remembers all manner of academic stuff, speaks several languages flawlessly, dresses well, eats well, no drugs or drink or smoking.
She sounds like a lovely girl aside from this problem. It must be very difficult for you to be so close and witness all this. You're a good friend.
But know that she has this problem concerning this one topic could indicate that there is something larger wrong and she could react to other life issues in odd ways as well.
left unchecked with any sudden waking up to the facts, could be the same as letting a drunk driver drive on because he's not hurt himself or others - yet. I just don't feel comfortable with this time will heal business
This all can't be healthy or at all good. I agree that it needs to be addressed.
I think the person you need to speak with here is a member named Natasa. Send her a PM and invite her to come read your thread here.
Please keep us informed on this story.