Written on February 23rd, 2012
I'm hoping this will help people trying to get over Munchausen. I had a close friend who I believed had cancer, pretended to be sick, asked people to be supportive during times of when he "went into surgery", etc. And then one day, his girlfriend (and my best friend) told me that he admitted to her that he made it up. He also made up a slew of other big lies, such as his aunt and cousin dying, getting cancer (again), etc. I was so hurt. It took me a long time to get over this feeling of mistrust. I am not his friend anymore since we grew apart. Munchausen seems to isolate yourself instead of bringing people closer to you because you are not being your true self. It pushed our friendship apart. I hope everyone here does well with recovering from this, for the sake of you and your loved ones.