Now there’s a title, and the question is how many of us have survived a horrible person? All of us would probably be the correct answer.
However what if this particular horrible person was so crazy and so good at being crazy that you didn’t realize how horrible they are until it was too late? How many of us have survived someone like that? A crazy person. I mean a legitimately crazy person, someone who tells you that their husband actually has to sit them down to have serious talks about their behavior crazy person.
My husband has had serious talks with me, your spouses have undoubtedly done the same, but in most cases they did not have these talks with us because we are certifiably crazy.
I can hear her saying “Carole, David had to sit me down and have a long long talk with me about my behavior.” Now call me crazy but I just accepted this and moved past it. Yet Maya Angelou herself said “ “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.
Oprah Winfrey said “Remember this because it will happen many times in your life. When people show you who they are the first time believe them. Not the 29th time……..”
In my case I heard it about 6 times in 2 years so I say ” When someone tells you that their spouse has to sit them down and have a serious talk to them about their behavior run like Hell because they are fucking crazy!”
I look back now and wonder why this man stays with her, and then I realize it is out of a sense of duty because he takes his responsibility seriously. I do believe he keeps her in check EXCEPT for when he is not around her and her demons take over.
Have you ever been around a crazy person when their demons take over? Suffice it to say it is best to duck and hide or grab a life vest and a lifeboat if you are on a cruise ship, or hope a parachute is available if you have to open the emergency door on an airplane.
Surviving a horrible crazy person takes a toll on you. However when it is all over you will burn Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey’s words into your brain or tattoo them on your inner arms – after all their words look better than mine do – but you could just remember “run like Hell” and leave the “because they are fucking crazy” out – after all you never know when a good Christian person might be offended.
PS Don’t be offended by that last sentence – the crazy woman said it offends good Christian people, I didn’t say that.
PS2 I do know and understand that my use of the word “crazy” could be offensive whether you are a good Christian or not. However this is my story, these are my feelings, my words, and I am writing about my adventure in life with a horrible crazy person.