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Quick thought about Word Salad

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Oct 5 - 12AM (Reply to #23)
NancyM
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Name change

Yup I told him I would change his name to protect the guilty..lol

Nevergoback

Sep 30 - 10AM (Reply to #18)
NancyM
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Oh yeah

Mine often used the phrase "life experience" like he knew what it meant. The problem with that was every time he uttered it, people believed that he knew what it meant. lol Not so naive now.

Nevergoback

Sep 30 - 10AM (Reply to #19)
better off
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Ha. Yeah, he's referring to

Ha. Yeah, he's referring to someone ELSE'S life experience that he's tried to appropriate as his own.
Sep 30 - 8AM
outoftheblue
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Chinese

Ha mine lives in HK and that's where I saw him so your post just cracked me up!!!!!! Mandarin or English, we were never speaking the same language.
Sep 30 - 10AM (Reply to #12)
better off
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Hmm, the exN used to live in

Hmm, the exN used to live in HK too. Great place for money-grubbing liars.
Sep 30 - 5PM (Reply to #13)
outoftheblue
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HK narc pack

Hmmmm is there something to this? An expat community of narcs running wild in HK? Mine never lived in the US. Wonder if they compare notes.
Sep 30 - 7AM
onwithmylife
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adding my 2 cents, for what it is worth

funny to, because I remember trying to explain to my EN about an accident happening and he was wrapped up in a blanket, like a little boy with his body and head covered and I was kneeling down besides him, like a mother, explaining what the word"accident" means and I do not think he fully understood the concept, it was very sad in a way and strange for a grown man not to process this common word.....................
Sep 30 - 7AM (Reply to #5)
helldweller
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onwithmylife

That is so scary. I remember the reverse, too, during the couple of months when I really thought he was in love with me. He totally did not know how to express this. There was one time when I was cooking him dinner at my place and he took me and sat me down ON THE FLOOR in the kitchen and got tears in his eyes and said, "I have never felt like this before." But he didn't know what it was or what to say.
Sep 30 - 10AM (Reply to #6)
better off
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One time my husband tried

One time my husband tried taking anti-depressants, and he didn't like the way they made him feel. He said they gave him "this weird euphoric feeling." I was like...ummm, happiness? lol He stopped taking them. Go figure.
Sep 30 - 11AM (Reply to #10)
Meadowbrook
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Oh my goodness, that is

Oh my goodness, that is priceless. Sad, but priceless.
Sep 30 - 10AM (Reply to #7)
helldweller
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better off

I almost wet my pants. "What is that strange non-negative, non-vapid, warm, pleasant feeling? And please make it go away!"
Sep 30 - 11AM (Reply to #8)
better off
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The light, the light!!! It

The light, the light!!! It burrrns!!! hahahahaha
Sep 30 - 10PM (Reply to #9)
outoftheblue
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Hahaha that's hilarious. I

Hahaha that's hilarious. I can't handle being happy, get me off these meds!!!!! I need to be miserable to exist!!!!
Sep 30 - 3AM
helldweller
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better off

I'm so glad you posted this. If only we could get this into our heads. I remember a long, long time ago, before anything really went wrong, I was saying something to the narc about something, trying to convince him of something, and he just wasn't responding. He finally said, "You know honey, I really just see your mouth moving." Right at the end, too, when we last "talked" to try to rectify things, he just stared at me while I stated my position, the things I want, my right to pursue a relationship in which I was loved and cherished. I finally said, "You're just watching me to see when I finish talking, aren't you? You have no idea what I'm talking about." He just sighed and said, "Are we made up now? Time to smooch?" I think this is the reason I first started screaming at him: I think I irrationally believed that he literally wasn't hearing me and that if I screamed he would. Nope.
Sep 30 - 1PM (Reply to #2)
better off
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helldweller, about screaming louder

My nephew has hearing loss because of a virus in utero. His nerve endings didn't develop, so there is nothing there to RECEIVE the sounds. So you could shout at the top of your lungs and he would not be able to hear you. You could get the most expensive hearing aid available, and he would not be able to hear you. There is no way for his ears to send the sounds to his brain. Think of it that way. There's nothing there to receive the signal, no matter how loud or clear it is, no matter what frequency it is.
Oct 1 - 11PM (Reply to #3)
loveofmylife
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betteroff

wierd...this hearing loss is exactly what my son has. very sad.. but now he is majoring in biomedical engineering and wants to develop a hearing device for people with no nerve endings.