How Gabby Petito's art and journal reveal she 'dissociated her feelings' as relationship with Brian Laundrie broke down

GABBY Petito’s chilling art and journal entries can reveal the vlogger was trying to “dissociate her feelings” while fearing Brian Laundrie would kill her, according to a psychologist.

About a year before Gabby was strangled to death, she penned numerous illustrations that a psychologist exclusively revealed to The Sun, could be interpreted as a "manifestation of dissociation."

Dr Orna Guralnik, a clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst from New York, was featured on Showtime’s documentary series Couples Therapy earlier this year, where she worked with various couples.

Dissociation is defined as a lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions, and identity, according to Mayo Clinic, and it is recommended that you see a doctor if you exhibit these feelings.

Gabby penned a black and blue drawing of a woman’s face and posted it to her Instagram page on April 27, 2020.

The female face was surrounded by various written messages including: "I don't like to go outside. I like my bed" and another says: "To future me: I'm not sleeping I'm just closing my eyes."

On top of the drawing, a sign reads, "From the inner workings of my mind…"

She captioned it: "#boredinthehouseandiminthehousebored" – likely in reference to the hit that went viral on TikTok during Covid quarantine in 2020.

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Other messages around the drawing say: "Not now, I'm busy sleeping" and "you were like a dream.

Gabby’s artwork can be interpreted as the 22-year-old “ignoring some things that are in front of her,” Guralnik revealed.

“She’s closing her eyes to the fact that the relationship is unraveling and that her boyfriend is seeming crazy.

“She could be closing her eyes to a certain kind of danger or closing her eyes to her own distress.”

Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty Hunter has expressed his horror at her fiance Laundrie’s art, which shows figures with bleeding throats and blood squirting from their eyes.

He also branded what Laundrie is shown reading on his social media accounts as "serial killer books."


The reality TV star exclusively told The Sun that he found Gabby Petito's fiancé's social media accounts "absolutely terrifying" just days before it was revealed she died from manual strangulation.

Laundrie, who in one post describes himself as a comic book fanatic, leans heavily into pop culture in the vast majority of his paintings and sketches.
Some of his artwork depicts the Marvel character Hellboy and others.

Laundrie vanished from his parents’ home on September 13, the family’s lawyer confirmed. Gabby’s remains were discovered in rural Wyoming on September 19.

On Thursday, September 23, the FBI issued a warrant for Laundrie’s arrest, claiming he “used unauthorized debit cards after Gabby Petito’s death.”
His whereabouts remain unknown.

On October 12, 2021, Blue confirmed that Gabby’s cause of death was due to strangulation. She died as a result of homicide.

Blue added that Gabby’s predicted death was three to four weeks before her body was found.

The body was outside “in the wilderness” for this time.

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