Were you, just for a moment, thinking….hmm….the husband drove his wife insane by making her THINK she was insane…mildly interesting, that little imp says…but, I’m curious, just wondering…just to improve my understanding…what did the husband do … specifically?
“Not that I would ever actually put his evil methods into practice… it’s just that my special person has a few annoying habits…no really…I wouldn’t.”
Okay, this is what he did. He hid objects and when his wife couldn’t find them, he swore he hadn’t touched them. Whoa! At this point you’re thinking what I’m thinking…my special person’s been doing that for years, and now I know why.
No. Backup a bit. The ”what did you do with my thing-ee,” “I never touched your thing-ee,” experience is nothing but the beauty of marriage shining through. Now, maybe if you kicked up the frequency you could make some headway…
The husband who drove his wife insane by making her THINK she was insane, did other things. He waited until she was all settled in on an evening she thought their plans were to take it easy at home. Then he prances in, dressed to the nines, asking all concerned, “Why aren’t you ready to go out like we planned. He now re-iterates a conversation that never happened, closing with, “I can’t believe you are this far gone (paraphrasing folks, this isn’t a review) …I didn’t realize how serious YOUR PROBLEMS are.
Then…this is good…he buys an expensive (expensive-looking…who knows this guy is such a liar, the “diamonds” were probably glass) brooch. AND he says this brooch was his beloved grandmother’s who’d been given it by her mother… According to Mr. Generosity, the brooch was a priceless heirloom…which he was now giving to his wife because he loved her soooo much. He tries to pin it on her, and alas, the clasp is broken. He suggests she put it in her purse and take it by the jeweler’s later. Then he says–hold onto your chair, this guy is good–”Maybe I should hold onto the brooch…I mean, since YOUVE HAD THESE PROBLEMS lately…you know those lapses you are having that are getting worse. She insists the brooch will be fine, puts it into her handbag and they’re off to a piano performance.
In the middle of the performance, Mr. Generosity leans close to his wife and asks to see the brooch. She slips her hand inside her purse. Oh, no! She digs desperately. How is it possible? He asks again to see the brooch, sees his wife’s panic, and suggests they leave the concert. On the ride home, the husband, oh so kindly, comforts his wife. “I know you don’t THINK you were careless and lost the brooch, DEAR, but you have to face the fact that your lying is out of control. You lie to me. And, obviously, you lie to yourself. The only reason a person lies to themself is if they are hiding really serious mental problems. I love you and I want to help you, but you have to face the truth.
YOU ARE INSANE. You are so lucky you have me. Every other man in the Universe would divorce you immediately. Because you are so very, very sick.
I’m going to stop here. I’m having a little trouble breathing……