I've since talked with Burt and have discovered that he is genuinely sick psychologically ill. He sounds better each time I talk with him, but I can hear it in his voice that he is not ok. He said he is considering a psychological center to get help. I truly hope he gets the help he needs, because even though, I can't be with him, it doesn't mean I want any harm to come to him. I love him too much.  SJH