“They’re calling for rain tomorrow,” I said, “So I turned off the irrigation system and I….”

My wife interrupted me. “I know, you changed the irritation system clock because it was still on Daylight Saving Time. You already told me.”

“I did?”

“Yeah, you did.”

This happens to me a lot lately. I think of something I want to tell someone, only to find out that I already did tell them that.

Or the opppsite happens. I think I said something only to find out that I thought I did, but I didn’t. My wife will say to me, “You never told me that,” or ask, “Why didn’t you tell me that?”

“I did tell you that,” I’ll defensively say.

“You most certainly did not,” she’ll say.

I think my wife is gaslighting me.

Or I’m losing my mind.

17 thoughts on “Gaslighting

    • Fandango November 30, 2022 / 11:19 am

      I just heard that. We’re all being gaslighted.

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  1. Nope, Not Pam November 30, 2022 / 11:21 am

    I’m the same, poor hubby

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  2. Mister Bump UK November 30, 2022 / 11:50 am

    Gaslighting is a funny one. Quite often my memory of an event, an argument a row, say, is slightly different to the other person’s. But at what point does it become gaslighting?

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    • Fandango November 30, 2022 / 12:26 pm

      When it’s deliberately misleading or manipulating in order to make someone question their own thoughts.

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      • Mister Bump UK November 30, 2022 / 2:15 pm

        I think the keyword there is “deliberate”. But only one person can know whether it is deliberate.

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    • Fandango November 30, 2022 / 2:36 pm

      Yeah, that’s the ticket! 😉


  3. Sadje November 30, 2022 / 5:17 pm

    It’s all the preoccupation we all have. The news, the blog and so much more that makes us a bit lost.

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      • Sadje November 30, 2022 / 6:05 pm

        It is! I refuse to believe that we are growing old.

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 10:17 pm

      My mind is slowly fading away.


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