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"Abuse" is a powerful word. Yet fitting. Some of the cruelest forms of abuse are invisible, hidden, covert and ambient. I am not a professional but I have de-coded the mind invading games of abusive people. Though I don't intend on making light of this subject, one has to have perspective when realizing how ridiculous the games are. Like the little man behind the curtain of OZ, once you strip away the ruse, YOU get your power back. If you can catch it while it's happening, you can avoid becoming brainwashed and a target to these types of people.

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robert bonfils, 1960

13.5.10

UPDATE

Maybe I am getting better. Or maybe I just realized, I wasn't and am not ready to date yet.

I started dating someone. I took it slow. We were friends first.

It lasted a month and a half.

Because after the intial "he's great to me" phase.....

I took a job bartending.

That's when the monster came out. I was accussed of wanting to sleep with every man who I served. If I talked to a guy, I wanted him. If I danced with a guy, I wanted him. If a friend took me for a bike ride, I wanted him. Or he wanted me. Didn't matter. My "body language" told him that I wanted these men-and I must be lying to him. Because, every woman he's been with has.

I couldn't take the jealousy and possessivness, and of course, saw that as the sign that it is-psycho. I did try and end it. When he came back with the I miss you's, the excuses, the romantic song on the jukebox dedicated to me in front of all-and so I thought, "okay, one more chance." Again I made an excuse for him-his last girlfriend had cheated on him all the time, this I knew for a fact. We all have some issues and insecurities. Can't hurt to give him a chance to show me different. But only one chance, I told myself. I didn't write this blog so I could go through it all again with another psycho. Besides, what are the odds of finding yet another?

But the worst part-the hypocriscy. I come to find out, that all the while he's accussing me and insulting me-suggesting that I would soon become a bar whore like all the others-he's been lying, and secretly seeing his ex-girlfriend. When she didn't see him one night-a night I was home ill-he went and stalked her home.

Lovely, no? Of course, when I confront him with what I came to learn-it was MY fault. If I hadn't been flirting with, talking with, getting numbers, etc-he wouldn't of have been doing that. When I continued to protest it-he then said "I'm done." And drove me home. To never speak to me again, as if HE's the victim, and I the one that did him wrong. And did this the day before my birthday.....conveinetly getting him out of the steak and lobster dinner he had promised to take me on.

Sigh........Thankfully, his true colors came out right away. Only a month of psychoness. No broken heart for me-but a bit of a flashback to the last time I dealt with this type-the abrupt cutting me off, not seeming to care of my feelings (though I was told while he drank, just how special I am, he's never known anyone like me, I'm different, and I just don't understand how much he cares about me.) Nope, I sure do. Because actions speak louder than words. This time, no red flag ignoring. This time, there's no doubt in my mind, I've met yet another controlling, immature, emotionally abusive and disturbed man. This time-I ain't sticking around for more.

So he did me a favor by being done. Ultimately, a much better birthday present than dinner. Still I wonder-how does this keep happening? But, the more I learn, the less I tolerate, and the minute I learn of this sort of thing-the more these types will be phased out. One can only hope.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Hon!

    I don't know if we ever completely "heal" from going through these things. I have no answer for that, unfortunately.

    I was talking with my counselor last week, about all of this and he said, "Julie, you are a smart girl and a highly sensitive person too. I know that having been through this is terrible but I can imagine that (if there is a) next time you'll see the warning signs far quicker than with him (my PD). I know you won't allow it to happen again." Of course, that was AFTER he made the comment about "the thing that is wrong in my husband,s head that he refuses to acknowledge or get help for."

    I'm proud of you for seeing it for what it was so quickly and allowing it to end. I think it is human nature to want to give people a second (or third or fourth) chance..but you were smart and strong and wise and SAW it. :)

    I can only hope to be that strong IF I ever allow myself to be that vulnerable again.

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  2. takes 2 to tango. relationships are built to tell eachothers' feelings & get things resolved. it's nopt going to work if you keep thinking just like u think that person's thinking. it's also hypocrocy. maybe see if they have tried telling u repeatedly ...& then ask urself how u responded. u must be doing something wrong. none of what u say sounds right. u r also playing "bad"

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  3. I wanted to wait to respond to this comment-sort of a "cooling" off period. Clearly, you have not really read through this blog.

    Yes, it takes two to tango. Yes, those of us who are caught up in relationships with disordered or emotionally unavailable aka abusive people, tend to end up having issues of our own. However-I'm not sure that I understand the above comment.

    "You must be doing something wrong" sounds exactly like what a psycho would say! That statement alone implies that myself-and women like me-deserve things like having our cell phones and emails broken into while we sleep, only to wake up to accussations and delusions from a psycho that surely, we must be doing something wrong since we received a text from someone they've never heard of.

    It implies that we deserve the cold shoulder when the psycho has done something wrong. Implies that when a psycho has been caught cheating, lying and sneaking around, that we deserve to have it twisted back onto us where they then find fault and an "excuse" for something WE did, to justify THEIR shitty behavior.

    "Relationships are built to tell each other's feelings and get things resolved."

    Have you ever tried to tell a psycho how you feel-and then they respond in kind? HA HA HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL. Yeah, right. You can tell a psycho how you feel until you are blue in the face-in fact, women in particular tend to over-tell their feelings, constantly seeking out a way to communicate and "resolve"-only to be greeted with a cold shoulder, ignoring, twisting, blaming, defensiveness and a belittling of our feelings (ie, "That's stupid", "Why do you feel that way, that is crazy" "You are wrong", "That's not true" "Why do you always bring up past shit?" etc.

    Anyway, you clearly dont get what this blog is all about. We aren't discussing the average, NORMAL relationship.

    And incidently-a psycho does not tell you anything repeatedly-except their own distorted view of things that YOU ARE NOT DOING. They don't make "I feel" statements. They don't say "It bothers me when, or "I wish you could see that your behavior with x, y and z is hurting me"-NOPE. They tell you repeatedly that "You are stupid." "You are fucked in the head." "You don't get it." "You are crazy."

    Perhaps clarify what your comment intended, because it certainly didn't intend on explaining how to communicate with a narcissitic, self-centered, emontionally de-emphatetic man.

    PS....the above male in the last blog posting, I've discovered, has a history of being physically violent with ex's. 'Nuff said.

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  4. Hmmm... I can only think that "Anonymous" has never been in a relationship with a psychopath. I have run into some who simply cannot understand. My clergy, when I told him about the abuse (physical, withholding food from me, refusing to speak to me for days because I drank a root beer, etc...) said, "Are you perfect?" There are some who simply dont get it. We need to move on and do what we know is right... get out!

    Thanks for your blog! I have started my own, simply to help me heal at psychopathiclarry.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Billie!

    Wonderful for you! Blogging helped me so much to sort through all the pain and to realize what I was truly dealing with. It is a topic that like you said, most people don't get unless they have been through it. We need to bring more awareness to the subject, and the more people who find the strength to get out and share their stories, the more awareness and healing can be had....the worst part is feeling so alone in it and feeling as if YOU are going crazy-its such a weird relief to know that there are others out here struggling with the same types of people and that its not US that are crazy!!!

    Good luck with your blog! I will have to check it out!

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