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Aim commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"Thanks again, everyone.Reg, I took your advice, today in fact, and as liberated as I feel, my husband has left the house.He's quite upset with me.I was as firm and loving as I can be right now, but I've also been brutally honest, as I have…"
Mar 14
Gallup's Mirror commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
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Mar 6
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The destruction of woo..

I'm married to a conspiracy theorist.I used to think like him.I don't and can't anymore.I can't help but be painfully aware of how his thinking has bled into our daily lives.I consider divorce a last resort.As uncomfortable as it is to be on the receiving end of his lack of trust and subtle paranoia, I imagine it must be much more difficult to live in his head, unsure of the people you live with and love most.I am compelled to help, I love him, and I'd do anything to like and respect him…See More
Mar 6
Ed commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"The same standards of verification and reason required by an atheist can also be brought to bear on the plethora of conspiracy theories that exist in our culture. Without evidence of a concrete nature they are also conjecture and hearsay.…"
Mar 6
Ward Cressin commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"I struggle with several issues myself but my situation is not the same as his. I fight the suspicions with facts. Unfortunately sometimes there are no facts and for some of the conspiracy hypotheses you mention there aren't going to be good…"
Mar 6
Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"It is not too far off the mark (if at all) to see both the conspiracy theorist and the religious theist as suffering from similar type delusions. Both are convinced that what they believe is the Truth and that anyone that does not hold similar view…"
Mar 6
Larry McNaughton commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"Hey Aim,I have known a few conspiracy theorists in my time and it is very difficult to be friends with them so I can't even imagine what you are going through being married to one.There have been many great responses to this post already, I…"
Mar 6
Gallup's Mirror commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"If you do decide to go that route, it may help to seek advice from a psychiatrist before you approach your husband. If you explain your concern that resistance to getting treatment may be part of the illness, he or she may have suggestions on how…"
Mar 6
Aim commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"Thank you all for your comments.Gallup, I'll take the time to read those links tonight, I appreciate you handing them to me here.I know he needs help, he's attempted to get it through the VA, but he saw those men as worse off than him…"
Mar 6
Gallup's Mirror commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"I wonder if your husband has an undiagnosed psychiatric disorder-- psychosis or schizophrenia-- either caused or exacerbated by heavy cannabis use. There is a growing body of scientific evidence (1, 2, 3) that associates heavy cannabis use with…"
Mar 5
_Robert_ commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"It seems like a sweeping paranoia epidemic is taking place sometimes, with all these conspiracy TV shows, movies and web sites. I was talking to someone I really admire and they casually mention how they are building a compound (they…"
Mar 5
Aim and Davis Goodman are now friends
Mar 5
Aim posted a blog post

The destruction of woo..

I'm married to a conspiracy theorist.I used to think like him.I don't and can't anymore.I can't help but be painfully aware of how his thinking has bled into our daily lives.I consider divorce a last resort.As uncomfortable as it is to be on the receiving end of his lack of trust and subtle paranoia, I imagine it must be much more difficult to live in his head, unsure of the people you live with and love most.I am compelled to help, I love him, and I'd do anything to like and respect him…See More
Mar 5
Aim replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Real Recovery'
""When their behavior and thought patterns mirror those of an alcoholic, yet they do not use alcohol, it seems likely that this is connected to their past abuse of alcohol."Please tell me specifically which thought patterns and…"
Dec 17, 2013
Aim and Belle Rose are now friends
Dec 17, 2013
Aim replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Real Recovery'
"How do you know that when a sober person is an asshole, that its a direct result of their drug/alcohol addiction?That term,"dry drunk" is straight out of A.A, where that righteous type of judgement is encouraged, but based on what…"
Dec 16, 2013

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Atheist
About Me:
I'm just a girl in the world.
Age
41-46
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
To interact with other atheists
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Because I realized it was all based on a lie.
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The destruction of woo..

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 7:50pm 10 Comments

I'm married to a conspiracy theorist.

I used to think like him.

I don't and can't anymore.

I can't help but be painfully aware of how his thinking has bled into our daily lives.

I consider divorce a last resort.



As uncomfortable as it is to be on the receiving end of his lack of trust and subtle paranoia, I imagine it must be much more difficult to live in his head, unsure of the people you live with and love most.

I am compelled to help, I love him, and I'd do…

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