Love bizarre — Jacqueline Claire Ades says she found her soulmate


Love can make you do crazy things. For Jacqueline Claire Ades that meant sending 65,000 text messages to her soul mate and taking a bath in his house!

“Love is an obsession. It has that quality to it.” – Pamela Stephenson

The Things We Do for Love

According to People, Jacqueline Claire Ades met her soul mate on a dating site — or so she thought. Nowadays, it isn’t unusual to meet the man or woman of your dreams online. They had one date.

For Ades, it was love at first sight. The object of her desire had other ideas. Then things went south. Her non-stop texting grew to 500 messages a day as reported by ABC 7.

Of course, he called the police and reported her, which is understandable under the circumstances. Events started escalating when she was found hanging outside his house. However, since she wasn’t doing anything threatening, just sitting in her car, she wasn’t arrested.

The victim began receiving increasingly bizarre and disturbing texts from Ades saying things like, “Don’t ever try to leave me…I’ll kill you…I don’t wanna be a murderer!” and “Oh, what I would do w/your blood…I’d wanna bathe in it.”

Perhaps the most incredible and frightening message of all was “I want to wear your body parts.” Last May, she even showed up at the man’s place of employment claiming to be his wife. She was removed from the location by the police.

What led to her eventual arrest was when she was found in the victim’s house, taking a bath. In addition to trespassing, she had a butcher knife in her vehicle.

What’s the Motivation?

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When Ades was asked by the press if she was mentally unstable, this was her response, “No, I am the person who discovered love.” She went on to say, “I thought we would just do what everybody else did and just get married and everything would be fine. But that’s not what happened.”

Clearly, she was not receiving her victim’s signals. Ades was suffering from obsessive love disorder. Medicine Net defines this particular type of mental illness as having low self-esteem, showering unwanted affection on a subject as well as making repeated calls and texts.

The problem is actually societal. Books, movies, music and television portray love as being all consuming and the type of emotion where you can’t live without the object of your affection. In reality, that isn’t how love works.

Healthy relationships are based on trust, respect and friendship. Love grows out of genuinely enjoying your partner and allowing them to pursue their own interests personally and professionally. It is also supportive and not smothering.

Perception Is Key

In the case of Jacqueline Claire Ades, she truly believes this guy she dated once was destined to be the one for her. Ades claims she had three dates with him.

Further insight into her mind, “When you’re finding love not everything is perfect. This was a journey, and I want to apologize because no one would ever be more sorry.” The word journey implies a partnership. That is something that she did not have.

Her hearing is set for May 15. It will be interesting to see what the outcome will be in this truly terrifying case.

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