My ex-husband. He’s a whack job…seriously.
When I first met him, he was slightly obsessed with Nostradamus’ predictions of the end of the world. He used to quote one part about some guy with a blue turban who was going to cause some sort of mass destruction that would lead to a few years of war. Well, that was supposed to happen back in July of 1999. When that day came and went…and so did our marriage…I stopped hearing about his conspiracy theories…until a few weeks ago…
You guys…this is INSANE! And…he’s constantly talking to my children about this…which is super scary…
My ex-husband has decided, based upon months of internet research that there is this BIG, HUGE government plot to get rid of most of us…the Americans…keeping only the “elite”. He claims that there are hundreds of old army bases that are being refurbished to be used as “death camps”. These “death camps” are where the government is going to put all of the un-elite…like myself and my family…and pretty much everyone I know and love…and there they will dispose of us. But, it goes deeper than that…only, I’m not sure what he’s talking about because he is babbling like a lunatic. It’s this part, though, that scares me…it feeds into a fear that I’ve always had about another Holocaust…and, how would I ever be able to protect my children!
Anyways…when I asked him who the elite were, he said “the very wealthy”. So, people like me will be killed but people like Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears… and Tom Cruise…they will be here to keep on having sex videos made and procreating with sludge of the earth and making fools of themselves on national t.v!
DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE? At all?
And…he keeps talking to my kids about this.
My daughter kind of ignores him. But my son…now I understand why he has become clinically depressed…no joke! His father is driving him insane…
He has even said to me that his father is losing it and that I need to do something about it!
When I talked to my son about it…about the conspiracy crap that his father is feeding him…I ask him if he knows that it’s not true. That you can do research on ANYTHING on the internet and find articles written about it…no matter what the subject matter. I told him that if I wanted to convince people that the end of the world was going to happen on July 6, 2015 by a huge tidal wave that demolishes the entire world…I, most likely, could find information youtube and google. Because people are crazy. And the internet makes crazy people closer to you.
My son said that he knows it’s a bunch of garbage. But…it still scares him. Even though he tries not to let it…it scares him. He can’t sleep at night. He has a lot of anxiety. And…his depression is heavy! Because of his father and the conspiracy theories.
I TOTALLY get how it scares him…all this crap. Because, my ex-husband sat on my computer last night, sharing his “knowledge” with my husband…who, in turn, shared it with me. And…I couldn’t sleep. Because, it’s scary. Even though, intellectually I realize…there is NO WAY. Seriously, what reason would our government have to get rid of the common man? But yet…even though I know that this COULDN’T be true…I didn’t sleep. And when I did sleep…intermittently…it was with nightmares of being on a train to a camp and trying to hide my children. It was awful!!
As an adult, if I’m having nightmares from stuff that I DON’T BELIEVE…in any way,shape or form…imagine the havoc it’s wreaking on my little 12 year old son!!??
So now, I have to figure out how to get help for my ex-husband, who is SO APPARENTLY losing his mind. As well as, try to keep my children safe…from him and his crazy talk!
I swear…I had NO CLUE this man was this crazy when I met him in 1992!! NO CLUE!! I thought he was fun, silly and quirky…not an insane man who needs so much help!
Just don’t google anything…ever…or look up stuff on youtube. Because I gotta tell you…it makes it worse! It makes him look like he isn’t crazy. Even though I know he is. But damn…there are a ton of crazy people out there who believe all of this stuff because there are hundreds of articles on Google and videos on Youtube…
Mental note to self…
DON’T look up medical conditions or conspiracies on the internet…because either way, I’m gonna be dying soon!!
*lol* I hear cuckoo clocks. :p
the planet of janet says
professor google is not your friend. neither is his brother, dr. google.
i don’t know how you help your ex, but you positively must get help for your kids. you can’t control him; you can only help them control their response to him.
Ugh. We all know any whacko can put stuff online. BUT, alas, I know it doesn’t calm the heebie geebies. I get creeped out by this stuff myself. I’ve often had to ban myself from Google. Actually, from the info-crack all together. Damn Internet . . .
Who in the world wants to keep Paris and Michael and all the other Hollywood freaks around? Unless, they are looking for pure entertainment. Regardless, the world be nothing but a bunch of empty-headed dolts . . . I wouldn’t want to stick around anyway.
dysfunctional mom says
WOAH! I’m with Janet, your poor kids help dealing with that.
Don’t beat yourself up, we never know what morons we’re marrying until it’s too late.
That’s what divorce is for! =D
Oh no…. I too hear the cuckoo birds. Eeek!
I was scared just reading it. Your poor son! Get that man help or keep him away from your kids!
Wow… I think you need to stop the kids from seeing him until he stops saying this rubbish and gets some help 🙁
Harsh, but if it’s making your son’s depression worse then it’s in his best interests to stay away from his father right now.
I’m SO sorry if I sound like a bitch saying that 🙁
oh man. It’s one thing to laugh at the guy for being so nutter, but there are kids involved. He needs help– he’s going to end up on the news for doing something stupid if he believes all of this. I wonder what you can do to protect the kids without setting him off….
Pink Lemonade Liz says
WOW…. it’s so sad that he’s scaring the kids. I can only imagine how terrified a child must be hearing such lies… I’m sooo sorry you have to go through this. Is there any way you can just keep the kids away from him?
Hope it gets better… (((((hugs))))))
Anybody who has a hint of anxiety would be creeped out by all
of this. Your wack job X beats my X, 100 fold. Y need to make sure
the kids let a counselor know that this is bothering them, and
they might look at your X a lot different. This is NOT a positive parenting figure for the kids. Ecck!
I’d be willing to bet you can get a restraining order, or even a doctor’s recommendation (especially for your son) to keep him away from the kids until he gets EXTENSIVE psychiatric treatment.
Of course, the scare tactics I got as a kid were from the fundamentalist Christian people (“If you don’t get saved, you’re going to hell.” “Jesus is coming back and you’ll be LEFT BEHIND! ALL ALONE!”) Yeah, I understand the fear. Hugs to all of you.
OK I didn’t really mean for the stupid smiley face to be there. Stupid automatic characters.
Grey Street says
That IS scary. Your ex-husband, I mean. Do you think he’d be pissed if you suggested psychiatric help? Perhaps you can start off with “family therapy” and ask him to be involved since he’s the father of your children? (Or is it just son?) Either way – that’s pretty creepy. I’d be scared for my children if I were you too!
I don’t know how helpful I could be hear because I love me a good conspiracy theory (even if I know it’s bullshit I still like to hear about it) and so would probably be completely entertained by your ex.
Your son, however, could probably do with some counceling to help him get everthing bouncing around in his head straight. Maybe it wil help him to purge those nightmarish thoughts if he gets to talk them out with someone. Poor kid.
Is your ex on drugs? Seriously. You have to be truely whacked out to believe this crap.