Dr. Robin and Oprah talk to Michelle

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Michelle says that she is finding her own closure, but she would like closure from Mark, too. At least, she wonders, will he feel remorse on his deathbed?

"Can I tell you something?" Dr. Robin says. "He can't give you any [closure]. And he doesn't want to give you any. You don't exist to him. … He will die a liar. He will die someone who harmed and hurt people. And he will feel no pain for all the pain he's caused. That's devastating, but it's real."

"It doesn't matter how many times you go public," Oprah adds, "no matter how many stories you tell, and how many times you ask him to please call." Once we learn to fill ourselves up, she says—and not rely on other people in our lives to do it for us—we'll find happiness. "My sincere wish for you," Oprah tells Michelle, "is that you fill yourself up, so that when he shows up—whenever he shows up, if he ever shows up—you can say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in the same sentence."
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FROM: The Man Who Conned Nine Women into Marriage
Published on February 13, 2006

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