Unfortunately, yes, there really ARE people that self-absorbed out there. My ex is one of them. But don't worry, I won't be starting a thread - even under a new user name - to post about it. Because I went through a fairly similar thing I totally fell for the story. Like a pp wrote - I just hope that someone (other than that op) was able to take something from that thread and help make a change in their own life for the better. KWIM? And I would LOVE to know how the mods found the scam.