Topic: Oh crap...I'm talking to myself
Member # 38020
| Posted: 9:59 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013|
Does anyone else do this, or is it just me?
It started back when I was engaged in college to my fiance. I don't communicate well when I am angry/frustrated- I tend to get vindictive, call names, yell, etc... In order to help prevent that, I would practice what I planned on saying and addressing the topic while I was in the car, etc...
It gets worse. I have gotten to the point now where I will "say" outloud whatever I am feeling in the car on the way to work as soon as I drop off my daughter. I sometimes don't even mean to. Some of the stuff is preparing what I plan on bringing up that evening. Some of it is venting out loud.
Anyone with me? Is this completely unhealthy?
I have been cheated on by 3 different men, and I have more DDays than anyone ever should. I am here, just trying to pickup the pieces.
"What did you expect? I am a scorpion."
Posts: 879 | Registered: Jan 2013
Member # 37451
| Posted: 3:58 AM, August 20th (Tuesday), 2013|
I don't know if it's healthy r not, but I do the same thing. Driving alone is the worst, I talk, sometime these moans come out.
At work I keep saying, "what am I doing?" and then I reply to myself, "stop saying that".
Thankfully, my co-workers are great people and my boss has actually been through this with his wife. So he doesn't think I am totally crazy.
It is embarrassing though.
"I'm still standing better than I ever did. Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid" Elton John
I would now like to be known as Can!
dday October 21,2012
dday December 20, 2013
I attempted R, he was a lie
Posts: 2769 | Registered: Nov 2012 | From: Connecticut
Member # 30826
| Posted: 5:17 AM, August 20th (Tuesday), 2013|
Of course I talk to myself. Im the only one who understands me.
(I think it's normal. I *hope* it is...anyway... )
M: June 2001
..that feeling you get in your stomach, when you heart's broken. It's like all the butterflies just died.
Posts: 13009 | Registered: Jan 2011
Member # 39439
| Posted: 7:50 AM, August 20th (Tuesday), 2013|
Oh, Oh. I've always talked to myself. This isn't normal?
And yes, I too am the only one who understands me.....I need this.
And remember Murphy is right. Nothing is so bad that it can't get worse!!!
Posts: 1801 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Ontario, Canada
Member # 39803
| Posted: 7:56 AM, August 20th (Tuesday), 2013|
I talk out loud in the car constantly. I am a very entertaining guest.
me - BS (45) - DDay - June 2013
A was 2+ months, EA/PA
In MC & Reconciling
"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point to move forward." -- C.S. Lewis.
Posts: 3368 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: USA
Member # 30314
| Posted: 7:57 AM, August 20th (Tuesday), 2013|
actually, studies have shown its a sign of intelligence...
Posts: 7613 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Midwest
Member # 37725
| Posted: 11:19 AM, August 20th (Tuesday), 2013|
I talk to myself all the time. Sometimes it's just venting, sometimes it's rehearsing difficult conversations, such as the big D-Day conversation (rehearsing did help a lot!). Saying things out loud helps me process things.
Me: BW, age 68
Him: WH, age 66
Married 21 years
D-Day: August 14, 2012
9 year LTA with former co-worker and family "friend"/7 years EA+PA, 2 more years EA
Posts: 496 | Registered: Dec 2012 | From: Connecticut
Member # 37997
| Posted: 1:18 PM, August 20th (Tuesday), 2013|
I've always talked to myself - now the chats tend to be a lot longer - though it's nice to know it's a sign of intelligence.
LTA 3.5 years
Posts: 90 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: uk
Member # 39906
| Posted: 2:21 PM, August 21st (Wednesday), 2013|
I don't really talk outloud to myself but I shake my head, roll my eyes, smile based on the conversation I'm having with myself in my head. I don't realize I'm doing it...my son points it out. It's really bad in the car. I bet I look insane at redlights.
Posts: 1797 | Registered: Jul 2013
Member # 30817
| Posted: 2:23 PM, August 21st (Wednesday), 2013|
It's really embarrassing when I'm in a full roll and then realize I am at a stop light and other people are around. This is where pretending to be on the phone comes in handy.
[This message edited by Rebreather at 2:24 PM, August 21st (Wednesday)]
2 ddays in '07
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi
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