Tuesday, October 16, 2012

W is for Watch

I'm watching to the presidential debate and remembering the debates from the last presidential race. Ex loved to watch the debates and then criticize everyone under the sun. He was the most critical person I have ever met and that is saying a lot, because I have met some very critical people.

I hated watching debates or discussing politics with Ex. Everything I said was wrong and stupid, even if I was agreeing with him. Every word out of my mouth was just an opportunity for a fight. I tried to stay out of the house on debate nights.
On one memorable night, I forgot about a debate and was trapped at the house while Ex watched it. I decided to sit on the couch and keep quiet while Ex ranted. He began by saying how stupid the candidates were. Then I was stupid. Then, when he didn't get a reaction from me, Ex raised the stakes. He went off on how stupid my entire family is for raising their kids the way that they do, for voting the way that they vote (as if he knew), and for believing what they believe.
My family was nothing but kind to Ex and did not deserve to be talked about that way. I got incredibly upset that night. Things had been bad for a long time anyway and this wasn't helping. Ex wouldn't stop yelling so I finally ended up sleeping in a random parking lot. It was the only way to get away from the yelling.

1 comment:

  1. How horrible! Politics is bad enough for arguments, but then to bring family in... harsh!


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