The World’s Most Jealous Woman Forces Her Fiance To Take A Lie Detector Test Every Time He Leaves The House
42 year-old Debbi is so paranoid that partner Steve Wood, 30, will play away from home that she also checks his phone, email accounts and bank statements several times a day. Steve – who started started dating Debbi in 2011 – is even banned from watching women on television or looking at pictures of them in magazines as Debbi has installed childproof filters on his laptop and mobile phone.
Doctors have diagnosed Debbi with Othello Syndrome – a rare psychiatric disorder which causes sufferers to believe their partners have cheated – even if they have little or no evidence. Debbi, of Leicester, admitted: ‘Even if Steve pops out for 15 minutes to buy a pint of milk, I make him take a lie detector test as soon as he gets home.’
Debbi was so heartbroken after the breakdown of a previous relationship that she swore she’d never get into another one – and experts believe the emotional trauma triggered her illness. Debbi’s jealousy got worse when the couple moved in together, and she began restricting what he could watch on television. ‘The only thing that could put my mind at rest was banning him from watching any programmes that have women in them. ‘Now, I won’t even let him watch The Weakest Link in case he fancies Anne Robinson but I’m scared he’ll have a sneaky look when I’m in another room.’ She has been prescribed anti-anxiety medication and is having therapy to deal with her issues, after which she hopes to marry Steve, who proposed earlier this year.